Posted on May 17, 2017

The Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) recently organized the 3rd Forum of Interdisciplinary Research aimed to highlight the research projects conducted by QU faculty and researchers, and to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of research.

The event brought together QU faculty and researchers to discuss the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration and to present their previous, current and suggested research projects with an interdisciplinary focus. The opening session was attended by CAS Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Prof Hala Al-Easa and CHSS Director Dr Kaltham Al-Ghanim, as well as QU faculty and researchers.

The event’s agenda featured three sessions that included presentations by QU College of Engineering Associate Professor Dr Essam Hallak, CAS Associate Professor Dr Moain Sadeq, CAS Associate Professor Dr Okasha El Daly, CAS Associate Researcher Dr Lina Majed, and CAS Assistant Professor Dr Rizwan Ahmed. They presented on “Al-Zubarah: Envisioning the Past”, “How to Combine History, Archaeology, Petrology and Material Technology in One Research: A Model of a Published Interdisciplinary Research”, “Herbs, Food and Sport for Nourishment and Medicine in Traditional Arabic Culture”, “How Perception of Green and Red Environments Influence the Dynamics of Preferred Walking and Running Patterns”, and “The Use of Figurative Language in Arabic E-business Texts”.

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In her welcome speech, Prof Hala Al-Easa said: “This forum promotes scientific excellence and entrepreneurship, research, and deep-seated studies in which different outcomes are observed. These results will be used for renewable resources, and to raise new research questions and unfamiliar hypotheses. This research pattern serves to promote innovation. This forum is also an opportunity for our colleagues to share their knowledge and research outcomes, and to discuss the synergy between different disciplines.”

Dr Kaltham Al-Ghanim said: “This event comes in line with QU’s strategic plan towards the development of interdisciplinary research which is a key step to benefit from all other disciplines at the University to meet national needs and aspirations. Over the past years, the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences has realized several achievements in terms of interdisciplinary research. This aligns with the Center’s mission to support this type of research based on collective research and integration between different sciences.”