The awards celebrate the achievements of the five recently graduated Masters and PhD students, four of whom are Qataris along with their dissertation advisers. They also highlight the importance of building postgraduate education capacity, especially for Qatar’s research.
Stakeholders and students from industry and academia were invited to nominate top individuals, along with an explanation for their choice and details on how their research supports Qatar’s goals. Nomination deadline was January 25, 2016. The Selection Committee reviewed the submissions on January 28 and the winners were contacted on February 7. The awards ceremony was held at Qatar University (QU) on April 25.
Qatalum’s Jassim al-Mejali, recently graduated with first class honours Masters in Material Science and Technology from QU was among the students awarded.
Jassim al-Mejali second from right
“The brightest minds in Qatar will spearhead the country’s mission to become a knowledge economy by 2030. These awards are a crucial step in recognising that Qatar is on the right path and will succeed,” said Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, president of QU.
Background on the Award