Posted on November 29, 2017

Student leaders from universities across Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) Education City campus are set to come together to create a special National Day celebration this week.

The ‘Education City United’ event, which will take place on Thursday, November 30, at QF’s Ceremonial Court, is designed to be a celebration of Qatar’s rich traditions, values, and culture. The event aims to highlight the diverse multicultural community within Education City and demonstrate the bonds that strengthen the wider community through the country’s achievements, as well as the morals and values that Qatar represents.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mohammad AlMansouri AlSayed, QSA President of Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), which has led in the organization of Education City United, said: “We are delighted to bring the universities and student associations together in one venue to celebrate the pride and unity felt by all people in Qatar. Education City is the perfect location for such a celebration as the multidisciplinary education system here provides guidance and empowers us, the students, to thrive in a global environment. “All members of the community – students included – have a voice, and this special Education City United celebration allows us to speak for the country, highlight our resilience, and showcase many of the traditions and achievements Qatar is known for.”

The 'Education City United' event will include two traditional majlises for males and females with falcon displays, traditional and non-traditional food stalls, musical performances, and craft stalls. Additionally, the universities will exhibit a selection of innovations from their students. TAMUQ will present the first car made in Qatar by its students; Northwestern University in Qatar will host a simulation of a studio representing the role of media; Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar will display a pixelated image of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar; and Hamad Bin Khalifa University will showcase a map of Qatar made from LED lights.

Education City United is supported by Seashore, platinum sponsor; QNB, sponsor; Ooredoo, official telecommunications sponsor; and Omsiyati and Leto Café, contributors.