President of the Qatar Statistics Authority to speak at Carnegie Mellon

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Published May 1st, 2012 - 10:24 GMT
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University

On Wednesday, May 2, the Dean’s Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar will host a public lecture by His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jabor Bin Jassim Al-Thani, president of the Qatar Statistics Authority, on Qatar’s National Strategy for the Development of Statistics and the involvement of higher education in the National Development Strategy.

The lecture will take place at Carnegie Mellon’s building in Education City from 12 to 1p.m., and is open to the public.

“The Dean’s Lecture Series is the principal forum for high-level leaders and industry officials to bring their knowledge and perspectives to Carnegie Mellon and to broaden students understanding of important issues,' said Ilker Baybars, dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.

Sheikh Hamad was instrumentalin the formation of the Qatar Statistics Authority in June 2007.  He supervised the preparation of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics NSDS; pioneered the 2010 National Population, Housing and Establishment Census; established the National Population Policy; and established the Qatar Information Exchange QALM.

Until November 2011, Sheikh Hamad also served as Director General of the General Secretariat for Development Planning GSDP. He played a vital role in the development of Qatar Vision 2030 and the National Development Strategy 2011-2016.  He is also a member of the board of directors for the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee.

The Qatar Statistics Authority provides the necessary data to support research in the country.  For example, data from the authority is currently being used in research undertaken by Carnegie Mellon faculty Kelly Hutzell and Rami el Samahy, who are looking at the physical growth of Doha and the city’s architecture over time in a project titled 4d Doha (www.4ddoha.com). Those attending the lecture may visit an exhibition of their research at Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Library.

The Dean’s Lecture Series have featured such not able speakers as Dr. Ibrahim Al Ibrahim, Secretary General of the General Secretariat for Development Planning and Economic Advisor to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Hassan Al-Thawadi, secretary general of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee.  

Background Information

Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, top-ranked and global university, Carnegie Mellon sets its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration.

In 2004, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Foundation began a partnership to deliver select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems. Nearly 400 students from 38 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.

وفاة رجل أمن أردني متأثراً بإصابته في انفجار السلط

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:51 GMT
ارتفاع عدد قتلى انفجار السلط الى 4 عناصر من الأجهزة الأمنية الاردنية
ارتفاع عدد قتلى انفجار السلط الى 4 عناصر من الأجهزة الأمنية الاردنية

 توفي رجل أمن أردني، السبت، متأثراً بجراح أصيب بها في انفجار السلط غربي العاصمة عمان، قبل ثمانية أيام.

وأوردت قناة المملكة (حكومية)، في خبر عاجل عبر موقعها الإلكتروني، نبأ الوفاة، ليرتفع بذلك عدد قتلى الانفجار إلى أربعة رجال أمن ومواطن.

وكانت السلطات الأردنية قد أعلنت حينها بأن الانفجار نجم عن تعامل رجال الأمن مع “جسم متفجر” لم تحدد طبيعته.

وعقب ذلك، أعلنت متحدثة الحكومة جمانة غنيمات،‎ أن المسح الأمني لمنطقة الانفجار أسفر عن العثور على مواد متفجرة مطابقة لتلك المستخدمة في تفجير “الفحيص” الإرهابي العام الماضي.

وشهدت منطقة الفحيص التابعة لمحافظة البلقاء المحاذية لعمان، العام الماضي، تفجيرا استهدف دورية أمن، دون سقوط ضحايا، أعقبته مواجهة مسلحة مع خلية إرهابية بمدينة السلط، قتل فيها خمسة عناصر أمن وثلاثة مسلحين، وتم القبض على خمسة آخرين، فضلا عن عشرات المصابين


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