Posted on December 18, 2014

Dr Hassan Al Derham, Vice-President, Research, Qatar University (QU), represented the country at the forth International Platform on Integrating Arab e-Infrastructure in a Global Environment (e-AGE 2014), in Muscat, Oman recently, said The Peninsula. He provided insight into QU’s research infrastructure and achievements under Qatar National Research and Education Network (QNREN), an independent, government-supported initiative based on international standards and best practices that serves research and education stakeholders in Qatar.

Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al Misnad, President, QU, was also present at the event, organised by Arab States Research and Education Network, along with ministers, ambassadors and leaders from Arab countries and Europe. Prof Al Misnad said it was an opportunity for Arab states to create awareness, promote research and education collaboration and joint activities and establish human networks to facilitate collaboration and cooperation among researchers and academicians in the Arab region and the rest of the world.

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Dr Al Derham said QNREN was important in realising the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 to boost innovation and ensure a competitive and knowledge-based economy which can be achieved through programmes and initiatives that connect people to technologies that enrich their lives and maximise capabilities.

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