The trip aims to strengthen relations and foster new opportunities in higher education

HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), met with senior officials from the home campuses of QF’s international partner universities in Washington, DC.

The President’s Council meeting, held as part of Sheikha Hind’s four-day trip to the US, brought together representatives from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Cornell University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, and HEC Paris. Except for HBKU, which is a homegrown university, all the other schools have established branch campuses within Education City.

Sheikha Hind emphasised how the country views today’s young people as the future.

Through our hand-picked academic offerings, we provide the highest quality of education across specific key disciplines – including medicine, engineering, media, international affairs, computer science, and business management – in a single location, and act as a catalyst for creativity and innovation.

Together with HBKU and our partner universities, we are reimagining the higher education landscape of Qatar, while serving as an example of academic excellence for the wider world.’

In addition to attending the President’s Council meeting, Sheikha Hind will also meet with influential thought leaders, innovative think tanks, and leading policy-makers in education and research to strengthen relations and foster new opportunities in higher education.

She will also take part in the women’s foreign policy lecture forum, ‘Off The Record’. The event, which will address topics such as education, women’s rights, and the blockade of Qatar, takes place on 10 January and will be moderated by journalist Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson from the US news programme ‘60 Minutes’.

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