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About Qatar Foundation

What started with a simple vision has now become an ever-evolving organization. Discover the values driving Qatar Foundation, dig into our history, and learn more about our leadership.

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Introduction

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Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

Unlocking human potential

For over two decades, Qatar Foundation has been driving regional innovation and entrepreneurship, fostering social development and a culture of lifelong learning, and preparing our brightest minds to tackle tomorrow’s biggest challenges.

At the heart of everything we do is the knowledge that our future lies in unlocking the most precious resource of all—human potential.

Our History

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Since our organization was established over two decades ago, we’ve strengthened our foundations, while continuing to make new breakthroughs throughout our journey. Explore some of our major milestones in the timeline below.

Our Manifesto

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We gathered a generation of big ideas,
Planted the roots of knowledge,
Nurtured the power of a thought.

We prepared for the future, and, in time, found ourselves living it.

In our world,

Big ideas flow,
Knowledge grows, and
Thoughts roam readily.

Delighted by the luminance of innovation,
We spark the kindles of a generation’s finest wonders.

We debate.
We discover.

We create.
We curate.

We think.
We transform.

And we do what we always did best,
We unlock human potential.

Our Values

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Our values have always been at the core of our identity. They are the beliefs that define who we are, and guide our decisions on the journey to achieving our overarching vision.

Our Leadership

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Two decades ago, His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser shared a vision for Qatar's future development, which led to the creation of Qatar Foundation.

Throughout the years, our leadership team has proudly guided and delivered on the promises of that vision, developing Qatar Foundation into what it has become today.

Sidra Tree

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The Sidra tree is not only an iconic symbol of Qatar's heritage, but also a beacon of comfort and nourishment in the harsh desert environment.

Take a virtual tour

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We’re always delighted to share our story, vision, and achievements with people in Qatar and from all over the world. Click below and take a virtual tour through Education City.

Book your Visit

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We welcome thousands of visitors to Qatar Foundation each year, and are always delighted to share our story, vision, and achievements with people from around the world.