The right to education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilisations.
Investment in Education
Qatar has built a modern, world-class educational system providing students with a first-rate education recognised globally and one that keeps up with the demands of the future.
Qatar has both home-grown higher education institutions such as Qatar University, as well as world-renowned branch campuses such as HEC Paris and the University of Aberdeen.
Education City is located within Qatar Foundation and hosts education facilities from K-12 up through higher education institutes, start-up incubators and technology parks. Qatar’s Education City is home to six world-class American universities – Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Weill Cornell Medicine.
Providing Education Opportunities to All
Qatar believes that education is the basis for access to equal opportunities for sustainable and inclusive development at home and abroad. The State of Qatar spearheaded international initiatives to protect education from attacks and to provide education to marginalised children across the world, through organisations such as Education Above All and Qatar Fund for Development.
Education Above All Foundation
Recognising the importance of education in delivering lasting, sustainable, and inclusive change, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) believes in harnessing all efforts to guarantee safe and high-quality education to millions of marginalised children and youth across the world.
EAA has provided education to over 16 million out-of-school children in 59 countries. This has been achieved through EAA’s various programmes, which include Educate A Child (EAC), Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Al Fakhoora, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), Together Project, and Youth Advocacy Programme.
Through EAA, Qatar contributes to human, social, and economic development by providing quality education for all and creating an environment of peace, justice, and prosperity.
International Day to Protect Education from Attack
The United Nations General Assembly approved in 2020 a draft resolution submitted by the State of Qatar to declare September 9 of every year an international day to protect education from attack. The resolution aims to urge the international community to advocate for the importance of safeguarding education and addressing the challenges faced by students affected by armed conflicts.