The College of Education (CED) at Qatar University (QU) in collaboration with AlFaisal Without Borders Foundation (Alf), organised for the fifth consecutive year a ceremony to announce the winners of the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Award for Educational Research.
QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham, Alf founder and chairman HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani, CED dean Dr Ahmed al-Emadi and members of the faculty were present.
CED and Alf award academic researchers, postgraduate students, teachers and education leaders who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research, with the aim of promoting research, increasing knowledge, enhancing educational practices and developing education policies.
Dr Hassan al-Derham said that the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Award for Educational Research, is important in providing an important platform to promote a culture of educational research in the Arab world, offering Arab researchers the opportunity of joint research work, exchange of experiences or publicising the efforts of researchers and publishing their research outputs.
“The award also provides an opportunity for educators and educational leaders to publicise their most important practices as well as the opportunity for university students to participate as a research generation.”
Dr al-Emadi said the event has participants in individual and joint research from Gulf states and other countries such as Lebanon, Sudan, Palestine, Jordan and Morocco.
“The award requires that research be published in journals with a solid academic reputation and we are more careful now that the published magazines have a distinctive impact.”
Alf director general Abdul Latif al-Yafei said the award emphasises the important role played by the private sector in supporting the educational process, and the importance of scientific research in creating a generation capable of thinking of innovative solutions to the challenges facing us.
“Last year, more than 140 scholars from all countries of the Arab World participated in this award, while more than 400 scholars participated with us this year, demonstrating the importance of the award for many researchers in the Arab world.”
In the category of academics, two from QU won first place: Director of National Center for Educational Development Dr Abdullah Abu-Tineh and Professor of Education Management Prof Hissa Sadiq.
Second place was awarded to Kashef N Zayed and Petra Jansen of Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat.
Dr Ahmed Mustafa from QU won third place along with a number of researchers from Western Sydney University in Australia.
In the postgraduate category Rahma Saleh al-Armiya from Sultan Qaboos University won first place, Rania Sawalhi from Qatar University won second place and Amina Mohamed Ibrahim Zowgi from Mohamed V University at Agdal in Morocco won third.
In the category for teachers and educational leaders Nasser Jassim al-Malki, director of Ahmed Mansour Primary School for Boys (Qatar) won first place; Ibrahim Atif Swelim from Khalifa Secondary School for Boys (Qatar) second place; and in third place Nabeel al-Saih and Hussam Asal from Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib School (Qatar).
The award winners with HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani, Dr Hassan al-Derham and other dignitaries.