Platinum Patrons

Ooredoo is a leading communications company, providing mobile, broadband, digital, entertainmentand fibre services.
The company has been present in Qatar since the first telephone exchange was installed in 1949. In the 1990s, it introduced a nationwide paging service, GSM mobile and Internet services. In the 2000s, itlaunched prepaid Hala and postpaid Shahry mobile services, and the Nojoom rewards programme. More recently, Ooredoo has launched Mobile Money services, introduced 4G and 4G+ on the biggest, fastest and best network in Qatar, and connected more than 200,000 homes on its nationwide fibre optic network.
The company adopted the new brand of "Ooredoo" in March 2013, which means "I want" in Arabic. The brand defines the philosophy of the organisation: enriching the lives of customers by enabling them to achieve their goals and ambitions.
Headquartered in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and fully owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C, Ooredoo is dedicated to making Qatar one of the best-connected countries in the world.


Golden Patron

National Instruments (NI) provides powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. From daily tasks to grand challenges, NI helps engineers and scientists overcome complexity to exceed even their own expectations. Customers in nearly every industry—from healthcare and automotive to consumer electronics and particle physics—use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve our world.

Silver Patron

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.S.C. was established in 1974. It is a joint venture between Industries Qatar (80%) and Total Petrochemicals France (20%). QAPCO is a pioneer in petrochemical production and one of the largest manufacturers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the region. QAPCO is involved in joint ventures that include Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC), Qatofin Company Limited, and Qatar Plastic Products Company (QPPC), making QAPCO a regional petrochemical powerhouse. LDPE is considered as the most widely used type of plastic, offering innovative applications such as food packaging, agricultural films, cables and playing a key role in the development of green building solutions.
We are proud to produce high quality, food contact safe petrochemicals that influence industry and design by providing a sustainable and light weight alternative to wood and metals.
Building on 40 years of operational expertise, QAPCO considers environmental preservation and R&D as key factors in driving the sustainable growth of the industry. Our commitment to safety, quality and sustainability is unmatched as we produce the polymers that shape the world around us. bin Khalifa University (HBKU), member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is an emerging research university that is building its foundation upon unique collaborations with local and international partners. Located in Education City, HBKU delivers innovative multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs that specifically target the needs of Qatar and the region. These are delivered through its College of Science and Engineering, College of Public Health, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, and the HBKU Law School. The university also provides unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship through its three research institutes, which between them focus on biomedical research, energy and environmental research, and computational research. Additionally, its Center of Executive Education delivers customized programs for the business community, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. its inception in 1973, Qatar University (QU) has served as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education and is today a beacon of higher education and academic and research excellence in the GCC region. It is home to award-winning students, faculty and researchers. The organization is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. As a result, it has earned the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies. QU has also achieved a number of ranking successes, the most recent of which is being named No 1 in the International Outlook Indicator of the World University Rankings 2015-2016. Eight colleges --Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Pharmacy; and Sharia and Islamic Studies -- offer the widest range of academic programs in the state of Qatar, tailoring them to meet the ever-changing needs of Qatari society and the demands of the labor market. A 9thcollege -- the College of Health Sciences -- is expected to open in Fall 2016. QU has continued to develop a vibrant research culture through its ambitious research 5-year roadmap “Advancing Research for Qatar’s Future”. This is further buoyed by its graduate programs, 14 research centers of excellence, accredited laboratory facilities, and a teaching and learning environment that places research and international collaboration at the core.

Texas A&M University, recognized as having one of the premier engineering programs in the world, has offered undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering at Qatar Foundation’s Education City campus since 2003, and graduate degrees in chemical engineering since fall 2011. More than 600 engineers have graduated from Texas A&M at Qatar since 2007. In addition to engineering courses, Texas A&M at Qatar provides classes in science, mathematics, liberal arts and the humanities.
All four of the engineering programs offered at Texas A&M at Qatar are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The curricula offered at Texas A&M at Qatar are materially the same as those offered at the main campus in College Station, Texas, and the courses in Doha are taught in English in a co-educational setting. The reputation for excellence is the same, as is the commitment to equip engineers to lead the next generation of engineering advancement. Faculty from around the world are attracted to Texas A&M at Qatar to provide this educational experience and to participate in research activities now valued at more than $196 million, and that address issues important to the State of Qatar.

Qatar Foundation established Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to establish Qatar as a knowledge-based economy. Qatar Foundation views research as essential to national and regional growth; as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment.
Qatar National Research Fund aims to foster original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences and the arts.

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US Office of Naval Research Global Collaborative Science Program






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