QP, QF in staff development pact
DOHA QATAR Petroleum (QP) and Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development have signed an agreement for strategic cooperation for the implementation of training and
|UCQ nursing course enrolment up at 225 |
|DOHA FORTY-FIVE more students have been admitted to pursue the Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Calgary – Qatar. The figure brings the total student enrolment to 225.
"We are on the move. We are growing. We are becoming well recognised in the Qatar community. They know we have a quality programme and most importantly, more people are realising the value of a career in nursing," said Dr Carolyn Byrne, dean and CEO of UCQ.
While welcoming the students at an orientation session, Byrne said, "Students are often overwhelmed when they join any university. But we want our students to know that we are here to support them and help them succeed.
We have highly skilled faculty and they are committed to providing quality nursing education. Never be afraid to ask questions. Never think that you aren't smart enough." The dean also expressed her gratitude to the Hamad Medical Corporation and Sidra for sponsoring many of students who are presently employed in the healthcare system.
|Over 120,000 visit trade fair in 6 days |
|DOHA OVER 120,000 people visited the ongoing 10-day Doha Trade Fair within the first six days of its opening on January 1|
Thousands of visitors and shoppers can be seen every day at the Doha Exhibition Center checking out the latest in fashion, gadgets and accessories.
The fair which is recognised as one of the prime trade shows in the region, is featuring more than 560 international exhibitors and showcasing a wide range of exclusive and traditional products from countries across the globe.
The exhibition has proved popular not only because of the variety and quality of the products on offer, but also because of its 'all under one roof' concept.
"I am always on the hunt for arts and crafts items, and this is a great place to shop for hand-made accessories. I am pleased with this year's show, as there are more options and variety on display," said Anu V, a visitor from India.
Another visitor Sarah, who accompanied her friends, said, "We come here every year and we always find something interesting to buy. For me, the most important and attractive part about the fair is that I am able to find products from different parts of the world in one place.
|Qtel hosts Stanford students |
|DOHA A DELEGATION representing the Stanford Graduate School of Business of the US visited the Qtel headquarters last week.
Dr Nasser Marafih, CEO of the Qtel Group, outlined the group's progress from being a single-country operator with fewer than 500,000 customers in 2005, through to being the regional leader, with more than 82 million customers, and a presence in 17 countries.
He also examined the challenges and opportunities facing the telecommunications sector in 2012 and discussed the Qtel Group's robust strategy for staying ahead of changing industry trends.
The Stanford delegation consists of 34 students from one of the world's leading business schools, who are visiting a number of key institutions in Qatar to learn about the nation's development.
"The Qtel Group has reached a key stage in our growth story. We have broadened the scope of our operations to become a fully-integrated broadband service operator, using the growth of the last five years to deliver a better experience for all our customers," Marafih said.