Qatar Foundation is dedicated to building human capital in a part of the world where the need and potential for human development are considerable.
Through its threefold mission of education, scientific research and community development, it is helping build a sustainable society where the sharing and creation of knowledge will enhance quality of life for all.
At the current stage of its history, Qatar is blessed with oil and gas reserves that have brought it relative wealth for the foreseeable future. But this situation will not prevail indefinitely. The only guarantee of lasting prosperity lies in the ability of people to learn, adapt and innovate.
Qatar Foundation was established in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, as a vehicle to convert the country's current, but temporary, mineral wealth into durable human capital.
It is achieving this goal through a network of centers and partnerships that are dedicated to excellence in their respective specializations and that are growing together into a powerful force for social change. Central to this mission is a determination to defend and develop Qatar's unique heritage and culture.
Qatar Foundation is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, wife of the Emir, who supports and guides this process. It sets out to be an asset not just for Qatar but for the entire Middle East region and beyond, and it already touches communities and individuals well beyond the country's borders.
Qatar Foundation's flagship project is Education City, a 1,000-hectare campus on the edge of Doha where most of its member institutions are located.
For more information visit the Qatar Foundation's website.