Qatar Foundation Chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser met with US-based alumni of Qatar Foundation’s education ecosystem to hear their stories, ideas and challenges.

The QF alumni, whose time in Education City equipped them to be drivers of change in their careers, shared their thoughts on how Qatar Foundation can amplify the support it provides its current and future students and the emerging trends and opportunities they have identified in their fields that can benefit both Qatar and Qatar Foundation.

HH Sheikha Moza said she is delighted to meet with Qatar Foundation graduates in New York.

Working in fields from research and science to international diplomacy, these young people, now based in the US, are excellent ambassadors for Education City. It was inspiring to hear them speak of their achievements – dreams turned into reality through education and perseverance.

Dr Abdallah Tom, a graduate of Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) and currently a Psychiatry Resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, said it is an honour to be surrounded by wonderful people, all very inspiring in their own ways. He also said there was a lot of dialogue surrounding cross-cultural collaboration, and how they can give back to the community in Qatar, which he said has given them so much over the years.

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) graduate Nayef Saeed Mohammed Al Nabet, now working at the United Nations in New York, stated that they were absolutely delighted to be at the meeting, which provided them with the opportunity to exchange thoughts as graduates living and working in the United States.

This gathering boosted our morale and reminded us of the importance of persevering as we pursue our goals, in large part thanks to the encouragement and support of Her Highness.

HH Sheikha Moza went on to express her hope that the international gathering, which actually generated productive conversations, is the first of many future events. She urged the alumni to continue to strengthen their ties with each other and with Education City.

Qatar Foundation alumni programme

As well as playing key, impactful roles within Qatar’s workforce, graduates of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and its seven international partner universities are making their mark in countries around the world – including in the US – in fields ranging from healthcare and computer science to engineering and diplomacy.

In 2022, the QF Alumni Program was established as a focal point for the 14,000-plus students who graduated from schools and universities under Qatar Foundation, to form a global network based on their shared experience of learning and growing within the Education City ecosystem. It enables them to connect with and support each other and retain their links to Qatar Foundation and Qatar.

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