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Huge debts, shallow job market and lack of support leave fresh graduates in a lurch in Qatar

June 25, 2014 | | 3 Comments

The job market in Qatar is not an easy one to navigate for fresh graduates. Expatriate students find it difficult to bag a suitable job, and many have large debts to pay off; while Qataris say the Qatarisation policy is … Read More

Millions of dollars worth bribe paid as ‘recruitment fees’ by migrant workers; Ethical obligation to speak up

January 9, 2014 |

If we anticipate an influx of 300,000 low-income workers in the next couple of years, then around $125 million would have been paid in bribes and kickback, according to Dr Ray Jureidini, an expert on migration studies.

Though the Qatar labour … Read More

Branch Out: HBKU preps for TEDxEducationCity

December 26, 2013 |

Building on the idea of a knowledge base and the potential to do great things with that base, TedxEducationCity has set its theme – Branch Out.

The event will have six speakers discussing ideas from the perspective of a computer … Read More

QF Radio goes back to the drawing board; Cancels popular programmes, fires staff

December 12, 2013 | | One Comment

Qatar Foundation Radio, both the English and Arabic stations, has cancelled all of its music related programmes except the morning show, and has fired about 27 of its staff.

The fired employees were informed by email earlier this week that … Read More

[PRESS RELEASE] Qatar National Library organises an Arabic book discussion event; Over the Novel ‘Eighty Years Awaiting Death’

December 1, 2013 |

Doha, 30 November 2013 – Qatar National Library (QNL) organised its third successful book discussion for Dr Abdul-Mageed Fayyadah’s novel ‘Eighty Years Awaiting Death.’ The general public, staff members from Qatar Foundation, QNL registered members and librarians in Qatar attended … Read More

[PRESS RELEASE] Qatar Foundation encourages community to donate blood

December 1, 2013 |

Doha, 30 November 2013 – The Community Services Department at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development recently organised a blood donation drive titled ‘A Drop of Blood, Save Thousands of Lives’.

The successful campaign, which aims to encourage … Read More

[PRESS RELEASE] Workshop series on Public Policy in Islam

December 1, 2013 |

Doha, November 30, 2013 – A series of workshops examining Public Policy in Islam called, “Thinking like a Policy Analyst” has been launched by Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) in conjunction with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). The workshops, … Read More

[PRESS RELEASE] Qatar Luxury Group launches QELA, new global fashion brand

September 25, 2013 |

Doha, Qatar, September 26, 2013: Dignitaries, leaders from the fashion world and top executives attended the launch of QELA, Qatar’s first home-grown global fashion brand, at a private VIP reception held in the intimate atmosphere of the QELA boutique on the … Read More

Ta2heel: By the youth for the youth… a uniquely Qatar initiative

May 16, 2013 | | 5 Comments

The Arab world has one of the youngest populations in the world. It was that collective power that we saw being exercised in countries across the region. In Qatar, a section of the youth seek to make … Read More

Student filmmakers left in the lurch at Al Jazeera Docu Fest

April 28, 2013 | | One Comment

The ninth Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival (April 18 to April 21, 2013) brought some of the best films from around the world, but left local student filmmakers in the lurch, writes Ola Diab.

This year, ‘The Promising … Read More

QF attempts to change workers’ plight in Qatar

April 24, 2013 |

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is set to introduce a new welfare initiative that aims to curb unfair employment practices. The objective of this initiative is to improve the working and living conditions of expatriate … Read More

Indecent behaviour outside EC. Stay alert!

March 28, 2013 |

Qatar is considered one of the safest places, but one can never be safe enough it seems.

The latest incident involves a ‘member’ of Education City.

According to a cautionary mail sent out to staff and students, the incident occurred … Read More