Qatar University’s (QU) Research and Graduate Studies Sector organised an online honouring ceremony for the participating students of Research Internship 2020 Sunday.
Research and Graduate Studies vice-president Prof Mariam al-Maadeed, directors of research centres, faculty, researchers and students were present.
The Summer Research Internship 2020, conducted from June 7 July 2, drew students, lab staff and researchers together to learn and develop research skills in graduate and under graduate students of all the colleges at QU.
The training was organised at six research centres namely, Centre for Advanced Materials, Biomedical Research Centre, Laboratory Animal Research Centre, Central Laboratories Unit, Qatar University Young Scientists Centre and Social & Economic Survey Research Institute, under the supervisor of office of vice president for research & graduate studies. The directors, technical managers and staff of the respective centres took keen interest in making the programme a great success.
The staff team included; Taher al-Otaibi from CLU, Amine Zaidi from BRC, Dhabya al-Khater from Sofia Basha, Aldana Alyafei and Aisha al-Thani. A total 17 specific topics were covered, around 150 students from different colleges actively participated in this summer research internship .
The ceremony included reports of improvements and outcomes of internship programmes, thank you notes from the directors and success stories from each student to present their research.
Dr Abdelbary Mohamed El-Hissi, acting director of research planning & development stated that the hosting of summer internship 2020 programme through the electronic platforms has proven the ability of QU to respond to the conditions caused by Covid-19.
“This happened through effective technology and providing evidence that the university has advanced in terms of digital transformation to facilitate the provision of not only regular education but also untraditional opportunities of research training. The success of the summer research training programme in its virtual version represents a prominent advancement of Qatar University’s role as the first national university and the main tributary to building a promising Qatari society that is capable of facing challenges and advancing the future of the nation through the distinguished students and the capable research faculty at Qatar University,” he added.