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Qatar National Research Fund launches second cycle of Secondary School Research Experience Programme

Qatar: Tuesday, October 04 - 2011 @ 09:24

The winners, students and teachers selected from 177 applying researchers, received Certificates of Appreciation and cash awards.

Promoting the “Learning by Doing” and “Hands-On” approach, the programme had been launched in September 2010 in association with the Supreme Education Council. Aimed at instilling a research culture within the country’s educational fabric as early as the secondary school level, it is designed to enhance productive collaboration between teachers and pupils, whilst facilitating awareness of research. Proposals were accepted from a diversity of subjects: science, mathematics, social sciences, English and Arabic language, physical education and other areas that are covered by the Supreme Council of Education.

Dr. Abdul Sattar Al Taie, Executive Director, QNRF, said, “We encourage all students in Qatar to connect the value of research with the prospect of a valuable career path. This programme encourages the creation of a community network with like-minded individuals from other schools and places them in touch with the local industry and medical institutions.”

“The success of our programme in its future cycles depends on how much we can continue to provide real opportunities for all students across educational institutions to integrate research into their school activities,” Al Taie added.

Pioneering research funding initiatives in Qatar, QNRF has also launched three other funding programmes, the National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP) the Undergraduate Research Experience Programme (UREP) and the Young Scientists Research Experience Programme (YSREP).

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