The Minister of Education and Higher Education, Butaina bint Ali al-Jabr al-Nuaimi, confirmed Qatar’s commitment to investing in science, technology and innovation, as well as its readiness for international cooperation in these areas to solve the problems and risks facing the modern world, including climate change, Covid-19 and other crises.
She highlighted the country’s efforts and achievements in funding scientific research and innovation at the regional and international levels, the opportunities it offers to attract researchers and experts, as well as its work to improve and develop scientific skills and talents among young people.
These statements were made during the participation of the SE Minister of Education and Higher Education at the Round Table of Ministers of Science and Technology on the sidelines of the 19th Annual Meeting of Science and Technology in Society in the Japanese city of Kyoto, which will continue until tomorrow.
Since the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF) was established more than 16 years ago, more than US$1.4 billion has been invested in funding more than 4,700 research projects in the country, as well as research partnerships with 54 different countries around the world. she betrayed.
The minister highlighted the pioneering role of the Qatar Research and Innovation Council (QRDI), established in 2018.
The QRDI has laid out a 10-year strategy for research, development and innovation until 2030 as a cornerstone for building a knowledge-based economy and making Qatar a regional hub for research and innovation.
The Council focuses on five priority areas such as energy, health, sustainable use of resources, society and digital technology.
On the sidelines of the 19th Annual Meeting of Science and Technology in Society in Kyoto, Japan, the Minister met with Qatari students who received scholarships to study at Japanese universities.
The minister also reviewed the academic conditions of the students after listening to their opinions, suggestions and demands and advised them to strive and persevere in their studies to obtain the highest academic degrees that qualify them to serve in Qatar, which is much needed by Qatar. its citizens in scientific disciplines.
This annual forum aims to improve cooperation between countries in the field of research, technology, science and innovation, as well as to discuss technology transfer mechanisms and the role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the goals of sustainable development. (QNA)

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