This chapter includes the following articles.
Home to an array of local and international schools and curricula, as well as a burgeoning university scene, Qatar hosts numerous branches of foreign tertiary education institutions, many of which are in partnership with Qatar Foundation. Although the fall in international oil prices has affected the sector, leading to cuts in university funding, university enrolment has risen strongly in recent years. The country is rapidly developing its university-based research capabilities, in addition to fields like vocational and technical education. This chapter contains an interview with Hamad Al Ibrahim, Executive Vice-President, Qatar Foundation Research and Development, and Chairman, Qatar Science & Technology Park; and a roundtable discussion with Hassan Al Derham, President, Qatar University, and Ahmad Hasnah, President, Hamad bin Khalifa University.