As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly embedded in all aspects of human endeavor, we are investing in homegrown AI technologies to meet the needs of our rapidly changing world.
Humanity today exists in an era of rapid technological advancement. Our civilization’s progress lies in our ability to embrace artificial intelligence—the science of making machines do intelligent human tasks—to solve difficult problems.
In Qatar, we’re uniquely positioned to make the most of what AI has to offer. Our population is highly tech-savvy and our state-of-the-art RDI ecosystem and unique multiversity model means lots of fascinating collaborations between world-class universities and research centers.
Our unique position in education, government, and the private sector also fosters an effective research-to-startup pipeline that paves the way for commercial sustainability in AI as well.
If countries miss the AI revolution, it will have an impact on the economy going forward. Every country has an opportunity at this time to lead, and to play an important role in the evolution of AI.
This is what we’re aiming for with our work in AI:
Our approach to AI, and the projects that we have undertaken in the field, are not only designed to make Qatar Foundation a pioneer in AI but also implement and integrate our research into the social and economic development of our society at large.
These are the entities that our leading our work in the field of AI.
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) is focused on tackling large-scale computing challenges that address national priorities for growth and development. It conducts cutting-edge research in areas such as Arabic language technologies, social computing, data analytics, and cyber security.
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) conducts and coordinates long-term and multidisciplinary research that addresses critical national priorities related to water security, energy, and environment. The research is conducted at QEERI’s world class facilities, which include Core Labs, Micro- and Nano- Fabrication Labs, and a 35,000 square meter Outdoor Test Facility.
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) is a global hub for biomedical and translational research. It aims to improve and transform healthcare through innovation in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the Qatari population and the region, with the aim of improving personalized medicine and healthcare. It operates research centers in areas such as diabetes, neurological disorders, and cancer.
Founded in 2010, Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a homegrown graduate-focused university and research institute that acts as a catalyst for transformative change in Qatar and the region. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students at HBKU have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.
A private, top-ranked, and global university, Carnegie Mellon sets its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration. Since 2004, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar has offered select programs in science, business, and technology that prepare graduates to be leaders, creators, and problem-solvers.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) offers one of the world’s premier engineering programs, built on its home campus’ international reputation in engineering. Since its establishment in 2003, students at TAMUQ have been learning from some of the world’s most acclaimed scholars and researchers. The university dedicates tremendous resources to advanced research, and students work closely with faculty and graduate students throughout their academic career.
Sidra Medicine provides children, women, and young people with outstanding tertiary healthcare services in an innovative and ultramodern facility specially designed to promote healing.
To explore the world of media and communication, you can study at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), a modern media school that opened in Qatar in 2008. NU-Q offers undergraduate education in journalism and communication with a strong liberal arts foundation. Northwestern’s programs are ranked as some of the best in the world and prepare the students to become leaders in the global media industry as executives, journalists, producers, directors, editors, and much more.
If you’re interested in a degree from a leading foreign affairs university, you can apply to Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). Established in Education City in 2005, GU-Q offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree. The liberal arts education at GU-Q offers students training in a wide range of subjects, along with the ability to specialize in key international affairs topics.
If you’re an aspiring doctor, you can join Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, which shares the tripartite mission of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York: a medical college dedicated to excellence in education, patient care, and research. Established in 2001 as the first medical school in Qatar, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University MD degree.