As the top-ranking public arts graduate programme in the United States, VCU became the first American university to come to Qatar. This title reflects on and celebrates the 20 years since VCUarts Qatar began its mission of providing a steady source of innovation, exploring alternative ways of looking at the world and at ourselves, and proving that the arts is the connective tissue that supports and binds together the full spectrum of disciplines as we aim to solve today’s most pressing challenges.
Using UNEP’s science-based information to describe the conditions and trends of the environmental system, the Abu Dhabi State of Environment Report informs sustainable development decision-making by providing scientifically credible environmental information and knowledge about key interactions between society and the natural environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This invaluable resource is available in separate English and Arabic editions and has a dedicated bilingual website. A separate print version of the Executive Summary is also available.
Co-produced with in-depth research by Harvard University, this highly erudite and invaluable academic resource addresses a seemingly insurmountable challenge: how to create an environment in which people can enjoy comfortable lifestyles, pursue fulfilling careers, educate their children, and contribute to their societies, without exhausting food and water supplies or polluting the environment, even when the surrounding terrain is hostile and barren. With applicable guidelines, this accomplished work in two volumes presents a credible vision of how an urban population can live sustainably with relative comfort.
UCL Qatar’s first annual bilingual report (English and Arabic) focuses on the 2014-15 academic year and is also a commemoration of all the progress the university has made over the past four years in bringing a world-class research-led institution of higher education to the heart of the Arab and Islamic world.
On the Ground features the work of ten faculty members working in the field of Middle East and North African studies at Northwestern University’s campuses in Doha, Qatar and Evanston, Illinois. Together, they challenge received wisdom by extending the debate through a narrative that is informed by a deep awareness of the conflicting ideologies and historical currents that have been at the heart of the region since time immemorial.
Since its founding, Georgetown has been a university marked by its international character. The establishment of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar in 2005 built upon this tradition to become a truly global university. The Story of a Decade (in English and Arabic) takes stock of the needs of this diverse global community, shedding light on the bridges among individuals, countries and cultures, as the young graduates bring their understanding to every field of inquiry.