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July 22, 2013

Qatar Foundation Research And Development Announces The Annual Research Conference 2013

Qatar Foundation Research And Development Announces The Annual Research Conference 2013

Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) has announced that its flagship scientific conference will be held in November this year, inviting the local and international research community to address Qatar’s research grand challenges, ranging from water security to cyber security.

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (QF-ARC) 2013 will take place in Doha from 24 to 25 November, under the theme ’Qatar’s Cross-cutting Research Grand Challenges.’ It is the keystone event for research and development in Qatar and, this year, follows on from a series of high-level engagements with academia, government, industry and research institutes across the country to identify the grand challenges fundamental to implementing the Qatar National Research Strategy.

“This conference builds upon nationwide efforts to advance Qatar’s ambitious research agenda, and provides a unique platform to activate the multidisciplinary collaboration needed to tackle the most pressing national challenges in research. We must also ensure that Qatar’s resources are being used wisely to solve real issues that affect Qatar, the region and the world,” said Faisal M. Alsuwaidi, President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

QF-ARC will focus on pressing research challenges, including protecting Qatar’s cyber infrastructure, water reuse and desalination, developing and deploying solar energy solutions, ensuring sustainable food supply, sustainable urbanization, mobility and road safety, human capacity development, integrated health management systems,and supporting Arabic culture, arts, heritage, media and language.

Professional and student researchers interested in presenting at the conference must submit abstracts related to one or more of the listed grand challenges by 1 September 2013. More information about abstract submission and the 2013 theme can be found online at

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