We are guided by one, fundamental objective: To positively impact the development of Qatar.
We do this primarily by connecting our faculty, students and alumni directly to the challenges facing Qatar’s rapid social, economic, environmental, and urban transformation.
We have a long history of collaborating with local, national, and international organizations on successful research and design projects across each of our programs. Projects use students, alumni, and faculty skills in research-led art, design, and scholarly projects to ensure a tangible outcome.
Our five year strategic plan is based on three objectives:
One, to seek extramural funding to support the ongoing scholarly, scientific, and creative research endeavors of our Qatar-based faculty;
Two, to build collaborative partnerships between our university and the Qatar community comprising fellow academicians in all of Qatar’s higher education and research centers, government ministries, private sector corporations, and citizens from across the public and private sphere;
Three, engage in problem sets that have the broadest public impact, especially targeting health behavior, environmental sustainability, and entrepreneurial empowerment.
Songbird Feeder by MFA in Design Studies Director Rab McClure, received patent protection (29/794,537) and has entered into the commercialization process with QF's Industry Development and Knowledge Transfer (IDKT) office.
Qatar National Research Fund awarded three faculty and six students an Undergraduate Research Education Program (UREP) grant ($30,000) for a research proposal titled 'The Preservation of Qatari Cultural Heritage Through the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Games.' The project aims to preserve intangible national culture for current and future generations by digitally archiving and promoting traditional Qatari games.