Posted on March 17, 2019

Paving the way for free, unlimited research in academia, Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Modern education structures rely on the effective application of survey tools to translate data into creative project outputs. Accordingly, today’s agreement resounds the centrality of digital research capabilities in the fields of culture and science as part of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030).

As the world’s first bilingual online survey tool for the promotion of scientific research, www.QSurvey.qa  and its corresponding mobile app were launched in April 2018 under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the QLC Board of Directors, as a free platform for efficient data storage and processing. Dr. Ali J. Al Kubaisi, Acting Managing Director at QLC and His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education signed the MOU.

Remarking on the long-term benefits of the joint initiative, Dr. Ali J. Al Kubaisi, Acting Managing Director at QLC, said: "We are proud to enter into a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education - one of our flagship national institutions. From an organizational perspective, we are closely aligned through a common objective that advocates for the progressive development of human capital through educational initiatives.” “Today’s agreement between QLC and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education will enrich the decision-making process and analytical skills of Qatari youths through QSurvey as an innovative research platform that can inspire their curiosity as scholars and – ultimately – key stakeholders in Qatar’s future national development framework,” he concluded.

His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: “We are pleased to enter into the MoU agreement with QLC to mark our cooperation on the use of QSurvey – a research support tool for data collection, characterization and analysis. We look forward to engaging in visits and knowledge-exchange with our new partner as we develop a framework of cooperation that enhances the collaborative use of the QSurvey search engine.” “The MoU is a qualitative addition to the exchange of experience and best practice that defines our relationship with QLC as a key partner in the field of education. QLC facilitates the research of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and contributes to the advancement of the local education and training sector research capabilities.”

Highlighting the advantages of the QSurvey search engine, His Excellency Dr. al-Nuaimi, continued: “The MoU promotes a national product with Arabic language integration, in addition to key areas of cooperation in scientific research, employment, workshops and joint courses. It thereby supports the overarching pillars of QNV2030 and plays a pivotal role in the development and future success of our educational framework.” “By developing the training and research skills of principals, teachers and students in Qatar, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education successfully contributes to human capital development through superior research capabilities. We thereby enable them to navigate the modern education framework in line with global sustainable development practices in a challenging international environment,” His Excellency concluded before expressing his gratitude to QLC.

Qatar’s reputation for educational excellence often results in its advocative presence on the regional and global stages. Nationally, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education puts innovation into practice and shapes the country’s academic environment from pre-school to higher education. Steering the national education policy in accordance with the highest standards of learning and development, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education principally facilitates human capital advancement in line with QNV2030. QSurvey’s seamless applicability for academic research will thus serve to expedite the Ministry’s progressive education agenda.

QSurvey is a highly versatile survey tool that allows organizations to securely draw on data in order to engage with the relevant stakeholders, complement projects and decision-making processes with accurate statistics, package respondent information easily for presentations, as well as export data to licensed enterprise IT systems. Researchers can rely on the tool’s secure data storage with native Arabic and English-language support and survey options. Furthermore, users can analyze and export data onto a system of their choice, making it uniquely practical across a broad range of IT operation systems, such as Excel, PDF, and SPSS. Notably, the tool provides private, public and government organizations with secure and flexible services to gather internal and external reporting information, and opens the pathway for free, unlimited creative research to users.

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