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Plan for transit passengers to become tourists

Plan for transit passengers to become tourists

DOHA: In a move that can give a major boost to tourism in Qatar, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is working on a plan to allow some transit passengers passing through Doha International Airport to visit key tourist destinations in the country. A number of transit passengers of Qatar Airways will benefit from the scheme, once it is [...]

ITF debates collaboration at Doha Energy Forum

ITF debates collaboration at Doha Energy Forum

Moving to more meaningful collaboration between Qatar companies and academia will be a hot topic for ITF, the global technology facilitator, at the 4th Gulf Intelligence Doha Energy Forum. ITF regional director for the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Ryan McPherson, will sit on a speaker panel discussing this topic at the event being held at the [...]

Finland looking to import LNG from Qatar, says PM

Finland looking to import LNG from Qatar, says PM

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said that his country was looking at importing Qatari LNG in the future. Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA) before departing from Doha he said that Finnish company Gasum was planning to build an LNG terminal that can serve a number of neighbouring countries, and that’s when they will need Qatari LNG. The [...]

US varsities woo students in Qatar

US varsities woo students in Qatar

Twenty one US universities participated in the third edition of the International Student Network’s (ISN) American Education Expo in efforts to promote undergraduate and graduate education in America by offering scholarship and recruitment opportunities to expat and Qatari students at an event in Doha on Monday. “There is a growing trend of [...]

Call for joint effort on trade rules

Call for joint effort on trade rules

The United States and the European Union should cooperate closely with China in shaping new rules for global trade, a senior Chinese official said at the weekend. "Coordination and communication of global trade policy should be based on mutual respect and mutual benefits. We expect it to be a win-win situation," Vice-Minister of Finance Zhu [...]

Should Top U.S. Colleges Expand Overseas?

Should Top U.S. Colleges Expand Overseas?

Sometime next week, New York University’s president, John Sexton, will face a no-confidence vote by his faculty. The affable Sexton has led an ambitious expansion campaign during his 11 years at the helm of the most expensive university in the country, unveiling a “NYU 2031” plan to build 2.8 million square feet of new construction in its [...]

Qatar University selects Cisco Jabber to enrich student’s learning experience

Qatar University selects Cisco Jabber to enrich student’s learning experience

Cisco announced that Qatar University has deployed Cisco Jabber to enable its community of 15,000 students, faculty and staff members to connect, communicate and collaborate from any workspace, whether a PC, Mac or iPad, or mobile device. Cisco Jabber facilitates access to presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, video, voice messaging, desktop [...]

UNFCCC Releases Report, Addenda of the Doha COP Proceedings

UNFCCC Releases Report, Addenda of the Doha COP Proceedings

The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18), which was held in Doha, Qatar, from 27 November-7 December 2012. The report (FCCC/CP/2012/8) contains details on the COP proceedings. The Secretariat also released addenda (FCCC/CP/2012/8/Add.1 and 2) with the decisions and action taken by [...]

Friendship fest draws hundreds to school

Friendship fest draws hundreds to school

The 15th edition of the American School of Doha’s Friendship Festival, which was expected to raise up to QR400,000, was held at the school premises yesterday. The money raised at the event will be spent on “programme enhancement in support of the school”, PTA president Laura Ford told reporters. The event, which featured live [...]

Experts to attend ICT in Education meet

Experts to attend ICT in Education meet

DOHA: International and local experts will gather in Doha between tomorrow and Monday to explore how technology can be adopted and applied in classrooms to enhance teaching practices and learning. The occasion is the 6th annual Exploring Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education Conference at College of the North Atlantic Qatar [...]

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