Media City Qatar (MCQ) and Qatar University (QU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday at the Qatar Economic Forum 2024 to offer comprehensive media education programmes to current students and recent graduates of QU.

This collaboration aims to nurture future media professionals in Qatar, in alignment with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030, focusing on building an education-based media society.

The collaboration offers a variety of hands-on learning experiences, including shadowing and internship programmes with MCQ’s licensees and partners.

These programmes, available both in Doha and internationally, are designed to provide QU students and recent graduates with real-world exposure in multiple media disciplines.

The initiative encompasses a broad spectrum of media fields such as journalism, editorial work, broadcasting, media production, and other related areas, aiming to equip students with the essential skills needed in today's dynamic media environment.

HE Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, chairman of Media City Qatar, stated: "Through this MoU with Qatar University, we are setting a robust platform for aspiring media professionals. Our goal is to integrate practical learning opportunities with academic education to cultivate a skilled workforce that will drive the future of Qatar’s media industry. This initiative not only supports our national vision but also strengthens our position as a leading media hub in the region."

Dr Omar al-Ansari, president of Qatar University, said: “We sign this agreement with Media City marking our commitment towards the Qatar National Vision 2030, moving forward towards a path where knowledge empowers and innovation thrives. Through our collaborative programme, we will nurture the next generation of leaders in journalism, broadcasting, and media production, equipping them with not only theoretical knowledge but also invaluable practical experience. This partnership exemplifies our shared dedication to a future where education and media converge to further opportunity and progress for our future media leaders.”

The MoU sets a comprehensive framework for both entities to contribute effectively to the educational and professional development of the country’s youth, further enhancing the attractiveness of Qatar as a thriving hub for media innovation and education.
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