Based on the success of the long standing NAS-organized Kavli Frontiers of Science, aimed at promoting interdisciplinary collaboration among young scientists and researchers, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) first started the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program in 2011.
The symposium is participant driven and an organizing committee of young researchers identifies topics, selects speakers, and chairs the session during the Frontiers.
The Arab-American Frontiers program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals (under 45 years old) from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields.
The goal of these meetings is to enhance the scientific exchange and dialogue among young researchers in Arab countries and the US, including the Arab science diaspora, and through this interaction facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region. Another unique aspect of the Frontiers events is the pluri-disciplinarity of the participants’ background and research interests. The objective is to catalyze innovation and cross-pollination of ideas, unlike the traditional format of specialized conferences on a single topic.
Arab-American Frontiers symposia are held on a rotational basis in different countries of the Arab region, already completing seven successful symposia in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Morocco, Egypt.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.
More information at: https://www.nationalacademies.org/about
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.
HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.
At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.
More information at www.hbku.edu.qa
Our flagship initiative is a campus of more than 12 square kilometers that hosts branch campuses of some of the world's leading educational institutes, a homegrown university, and other research, scholastic, and community centers. Together, these institutes make Education City a unique model of academic and research excellence, pioneering a new approach to multidisciplinary, global education and enabling breakthroughs that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world.
Total Students across our universities and schools: 8,000+
Universities located in Education City: 9
Schools as part of our Pre-University Education network: 11
More information at https://www.qf.org.qa/education/education-city
Qatar has been an independent sovereign state since 1971. Qatar comprises an 11,500 sq. km peninsula extending northwards into the Arabian Gulf. It has 563 km of uninterrupted coastline. The country’s population stands at 2.69 million and its capital city is Doha.
Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.
Qatar has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, very hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.
Population: 2.6 million
Area: 11,500 sq. km
Power Connection: The power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
More information at https://www.visitqatar.qa