Posted on October 05, 2015

Experts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the worlds of education, energy and industry yesterday gathered at the W Hotel in Doha to discuss the future of STEM education in schools in Qatar. The roundtable event, sponsored by Maersk Oil Qatar, addressed a range of subjects from student engagement, to teaching practices and the application of technology in classrooms, as well as the role public-private partnerships can play in continuing to deliver improvements to STEM education and innovation in Qatar’s schools. Conclusions from the discussions will set the stage for the next roundtable event due to take place on 8th November.

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When published later this year, the full findings from both events will help build on the progress achieved to date in delivering the necessary skills for supporting a strong and diversified economy and achieving the ambitions of the Qatar National Vision 2030. The focus on kick-starting debate and sharing the latest thinking and knowledge around the issue reflects Maersk Oil Qatar’s sustained efforts to encourage greater participation and capacity in STEM subjects in the country. As one of the largest private sector supporters of STEM skills in Qatar, the company has played a vital role in driving the development of a number of education programmes including GO ROBOT, ‘Dhia’ at Texas A&M University Qatar and Al-Bairaq at Qatar University.