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Students of Change

In our rapidly evolving world, change is the only constant. It’s in our hands to be a part of it and help shape it.



The need to challenge humanity’s ways of doing things has been several years in the making, and now that change has become inevitable. The question is: what will your role be in this change? Will you be a footnote in history or will you play a role in shaping it?

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student pursuing a degree, a researcher in a laboratory, an aspiring innovator, an artist, a community activist, or just a member of society who wants to play their part. Whatever you are, and whatever you do, you can be a student of change and shape our world for the better.

At Qatar Foundation, we have chosen to be architects of change: reimagining what education and learning can be; envisaging an ecosystem where the possibilities to make a difference are endless; and constantly designing and experimenting with avenues where people can unlock their potential to become changemakers.

To make our aspiration for change rooted in our work, we have identified five key areas where members of our community are actively pursuing the path of discovery, rethinking, and changing things for the betterment of our society.

Progressive Education


Over the past 25 years, we’ve continuously challenged the assumptions of classroom education to rethink and refine models of how students learn, while continuing to deliver the highest quality of education available.

Our integrated ecosystem of schools, universities, and other scholastic centers is making learning more resilient for the future.

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Learn more about our efforts to advance traditional education models here.

Precision Medicine


Precision medicine holds a lot of promise to revolutionize the management of healthcare. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine, it can help us cater to the needs of each patient based on their unique genetic fingerprints and lifestyle indicators.

We’re leading the charge to develop a personalized healthcare program with real benefits for the local population of Qatar.

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Explore our initiatives in precision medicine here.

Artificial Intelligence


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.

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.

Learn about our projects and initiatives embracing the AI revolution here.

Environmental Sustainability


There is no positive change if it’s not sustainable, both for our society and our planet. Whether it’s our work in education and research or technology and entrepreneurship, we advocate for sustainability in everything we do.

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.

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Learn more about our commitment to sustainability here.

Social Progress


Education and scientific achievements cannot bring change on their own, unless utilized by our society to engage with them and progress socially, culturally, and economically.

Our community initiatives are designed to empower a prosperous and engaged local society, preparing our nation to progress through programs in heritage, arts, culture, and development.

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Discover our programs in social development here.

Get Involved


For anyone passionate about making a change, we’ve got an opportunity.

Whether you want to enroll your kid into a school, get a degree yourself, or become an educator, learn how to join our schools, universities, and education initiatives. If you are a researcher or have an innovative idea that you want to test, become part of our research, development, and innovation (RDI) ecosystem. And if you just want to be part of a community that’s striving to make a positive impact in the world around us, explore our community development programs.

Watch out this space for more opportunities and events to become a student of change.