Doha, Qatar: The Gulf Intelligence Qatar Energy R&D Forum Post-Graduate Qatar Student Award for the Advancement of Higher Education in Qatar, supported by ORYX GTL, today recognized four students from Qatar for their contribution in transforming the country into a knowledge economy and building national capacity in education and R&D.
Four post-graduate students were recognized for their outstanding achievements by Professor Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, President, Qatar University and ORYX GTL, the supporting company of the 2015 awards. Masters winners were Ms. Asma Sadia, MSc. Chemical Engineering Texas A&M University at Qatar (currently enrolled), and Ms. Nabila Adam Mohamed, MSc. Environmental Engineering, Qatar University (graduated 2014). The PhD winners were Mr. Ibrahim Daher, PhD Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London (currently enrolled), and Mr. Mohammed Omer Mohsen, PhD Civil Engineering, Qatar University (currently enrolled).
“Post-graduate education is critical to building a national capacity in Qatar, and I am pleased to see such ambitious students as winners of the 2015 Post-graduate Qatar Student Award for the Advancement of Higher Education in Qatar. I would also like to extend special congratulations to the two students from Qatar University that were recognized today,” said Professor Sheikha Abdullah Al-Misnad, Qatar University .
“ORYX GTL is pleased to support the next generation of researchers, who will be instrumental in transforming Qatar in a knowledge-based economy. The four individuals recognized today have demonstrated their commitment to the Qatar energy industry through the course of their educational career and research focus areas,” said Abdulhadi Barqan, Chief Administrative Officer, ORYX GTL.
The goal of the Post-Graduate Qatar Student Award for the Advancement of Higher Education in Qataris to bring together key stakeholders from academia, industry and government to collectively empower individuals to make useful contributions to fulfilling Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
The award winners were chosen following a review process led by a Selection &Advisory Committee comprisedof academia and industry experts from ORYX GTL, Qatar Foundation R&D, Qatar University , Texas A&M at Qatar University , Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and Imperial College London. The selection criteria required nomineesto be either Qatari Nationals;be Qatar-based for a period of at least 10 years; or be Qatar-educated, and be near completion or be a recent Masters or PhD graduate, with the intention of or already working in Qatar.
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