Academic degrees in sustainability are significant for Qatar’s Sustainable Growth

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Published November 9th, 2015 - 04:40 GMT

Qatar is developing at a phenomenal rate and this rapid pace in development presents various sustainability and environmental challenges. In collaboration with other industry partners, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has developed an array of initiatives geared towards creating sustainable solutions that are governed by cutting-edge research and thoughtful design.

It is imperative for current and future generations in Qatar to be at the fore in developing lasting solutions to these green challenges in the nation’s journey towards achieving its long-term sustainability goals.

In collaboration with the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), QGBC has developed a core module focusing on the essentials of sustainability for students in the newly launched Master of Science and Ph.D. in Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Energy programmes. This collaboration is aimed at generating innovative solutions to the existing sustainability challenges by bridging the gap between academia, research and industry in Qatar.   

HBKU’s programmes offer exciting prospects in the field of sustainability and highlight the importance of partnerships between academia and industry for enhancing sustainability research and innovation. Students will gain invaluable knowledge and the necessary research skills required to formulate lasting solutions to the environmental challenges, which are a product of the recent rapid growth. 

Programmes like these are vital when it comes to raising awareness of various career prospects in the field while moving towards a more sustainable and knowledge-based society where future generations will be more mindful of the environment, local ecology, cultural heritage, and the importance of their preservation. Such programmes develop not only the scientific and technical knowledge of sustainability issues, but also the ability to apply the knowledge to urban planning and design. 

In the coming years we will no doubt witness an increase in sustainability graduates and it is the next generation who will make significant contributions to sustainability efforts through new and innovative ideas and designs. 

Continued initiatives and academic programs such as these are paving the way for lasting solutions towards a more sustainable environment and society.   

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Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.

Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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