Theme Week Qatar – Education City

25 August 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  11 minutes

Texas A&M University at Qatar © Arwcheek

Texas A&M University at Qatar © Arwcheek

Education City is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Located on the outskirts of Doha, the capital of Qatar. Education City covers 14 square kilometers and houses educational facilities from school age to research level and branch campuses of some of the world’s universities. From 2016 Education City will be served by an 11.5 km tram network to be operated with Siemens Avenio trams equipped with supercapacitor energy storage for wireless operation. Education City aims to be instructing students in fields of importance to the Gulf Cooperation Council region. It is also conceived of as a forum where universities share research and forge relationships with businesses and institutions in public and private sectors. Moza bint Nasser was a driving force behind the foundation and construction of Education City. Education City was launched by Qatar Foundation in 1997. The same year, Virginia Commonwealth University became the first institute to establish itself on its campus. The city was officially inaugurated in 2003. Six American universities, one British university and one French university have branch campuses at Education City.   read more…

Doha on the Persian Gulf

9 October 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

Doha Montage © - amjra/cc-by-sa-2.0

Doha Montage © – amjra/cc-by-sa-2.0

Doha (englisch: The Bay)is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, it has a population of 800,0000, and is also one of the municipalities of Qatar. Doha is Qatar’s largest city, with over 60% of the nation’s population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic centre of the country. Doha was included in Fortune’s 15 best new cities for business for the year 2011.   read more…

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