HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), attended today Georgetown University in Qatar's "GU-Q 100: A Celebration of Knowledge", a gala to commemorate more than one hundred books published by faculty and staff since the university doors opened in 2005.
HE Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani was the honored guest speaker at the ceremony, marking a major milestone in the collaboration between QF and Georgetown University that began with the launch of its Doha campus in support of the development goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Speaking at the event, HE Sheikha Hind said: "Through its wealth of research in the field of humanities and social sciences, Georgetown University in Qatar has made a significant contribution to the international profile of QF and Qatar as a hub of new knowledge, original thought, and intellectual courage in confronting issues which influence what our world is, and what it can be."
"Being based in Qatar has opened up fresh avenues of discovery for Georgetown faculty, not only by enabling them to explore and research the MENA region from close up rather than far afield, but also by the varied perspectives that our diverse student body contributes in creating a deeper bank of knowledge and academic thought." Her Excellency added.
In his opening remarks, the Dean of GU-Q, Dr. Ahmad Dallal, highlighted the significance of the 100 books, saying: "At Georgetown University in Qatar, we are setting an example of how to produce relevant research at a global standard, and training the next generation of knowledge producers to do the same. These published volumes of rigorous research across a wide range of topics in international affairs help shape our understanding of the world and reflect our commitment to developing a research landscape that is conducive to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge."
In honor of the occasion, GU-Q also published the GU-Q 100, an indexed compendium of the book titles, which includes the cover art, a brief synopsis of each project, and a biography of each author or editor.
Source: QNA, Photo Credit: Gulf Times
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