Doha, Qatar, 30 April 2015: Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has appointed Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah as President of Hamad bin Khalifa University.
With a distinguished career in high education, Dr. Hasnah joined QF in 2002 where he has been a key player in the development of Education City into a unique hub for creating, sharing, and finding practical uses of knowledge through partnerships with world-class educational and research institutions. In his roles as the Director of Academic Affairs in the Education Division and later as the Associate Vice President for Higher Education, Dr. Hasnah has actively contributed to the negotiations which lead to the establishment of several QF partner universities, namely Texas A&M University at Qatar , Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, UCL Qatar and HEC Paris in Qatar. In 2014, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President and Provost of Hamad bin Khalifa University.
Dr. Hasnah represents QF in many Joint Advisories including the boards of Texas A&M University at Qatar , Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, and in the steering committee of Qatar National Research Fund. He also took part in the conception and shaping of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), which aims to explore groundbreaking innovations and take concrete steps to make significant improvements to worldwide education. Dr. Hasnah holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He graduated from University of Qatar in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Physics.
Qatar Foundation - Unlocking Human Potential
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) is a private, non-profit organisation that is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential, for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. Qatar Foundation was co-founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. QF's work encompasses education, research and community development. World-class universities are brought to Qatar to help create an education sector in which young people can develop the attitudes and skills required for a knowledge economy. At the same time, QF builds Qatar's innovation and technology capacity by developing and commercialising solutions through key sciences. The Foundation also works to foster a progressive society while enhancing cultural life, protecting Qatar's heritage and addressing immediate social needs in the community.
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