Throughout everything we do, sustainability is a common thread. We’re trying our best to address Qatar’s needs for long-term social and economic growth by making sure we remain environmental sustainable.
We’ve always been big advocates for sustainability efforts in the country and the region. We work hand-in-hand with scientists, researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Qatar and all over the world to make breakthroughs and develop new, sustainable solutions to grand challenges.
From closely following best practices in designing our built environment to launching air quality monitoring stations and creating Qatar’s first urban forest—we’re taking our whole community along on a journey toward a safer future.
With less than two years until the kick-off of the carbon-neutral FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar’s sustainability journey constantly feels faster, more challenging, and more exhilarating. But our decisions for sustainability today must be made with the intention that they will carry us not just to 2022, or even to 2030, but to generations ahead.
We’re committed to addressing the needs of the present without compromising those of the future. Our work spans across multiple areas and sectors.
Translating our vision into reality starts from our very own campus. Our students live in the largest collection of LEED-certified student housing facilities in the world. Our community-led initiatives across Education City ensure that our campus is a green space that follows sustainable practices.
We’re big believers in making sure exciting ideas lead to exciting impact. And we don’t just limit ourselves to those ideas that come from the PhDs. Our ecosystem is designed in a way that even enables students to submit research papers at a partner university, and then work with the pros to put their theory into practice at a nearby innovation hub.
Our researchers work within a unique Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) ecosystem, spanning across academia and industry. The environmental research our community generates doesn’t only address Qatar’s needs, but effectively contributes to the wider global efforts.
Our RDI community benefits from the various partnerships we’ve formed over the years with key local, regional, and global stakeholders. These collaborations help us support the progression of our initiatives and open up possibilities for new ones.
Learn about the QF entities that are leading our sustainability efforts.
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 National Research Fund (QNRF) fosters original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
Founded in 2010, Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a homegrown graduate-focused university 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.
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.
Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) is Qatar’s premier hub for applied research, technology innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurship. It is a ‘free zone’ that houses various international corporations (such as ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhilips, Microsoft, Cisco), SMEs, research institutions, and local tech startups.
Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization providing leadership and encouraging collaboration in conducting environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar.
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