TadTalks 2022 at QU Attracts Researchers From Different Universities Around World
29 March 2022

TadTalks 2022 at QU Attracts Researchers From Different Universities Around World

Doha, March 29 (QNA) - The tadTalks 2022, in its fourth edition, organized by the Research and Graduate Studies Sector at Qatar University (QU), witnessed the participation of local and international universities to present the experiences of its postgraduate researchers, with a focus on impactful research that enhances the path towards a knowledge economy. TadTalks was established in 2019 to build a strong graduate community in Qatar, voice the experiences of graduate researchers from around the globe, and share strategies for success in graduate study with current and prospective graduate students. The platform aims to highlight the successes of graduate studies, encourage current and prospective students to move towards influential research, promote an early culture of research, foster global cooperation and present the challenges and needs of promising researchers. This year, QU welcomed graduate students from the United States, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Qatar including speakers from Qatar University, Texas A&M at Qatar, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, and University of Calgary, Qatar. HE Qatar University President Dr. Hassan Al Derham stated that tadTalks 2022 were one of the most important activities organized by the University to promote the research experience of graduate students at various levels. His Excellency pointed out that the university has started organizing this annual event since 2019, to support graduate students in completing their theses and developing their contributions to research that had an impact on society, adding that 21 universities from 13 countries have participated in tadTalks in the past three years, while this year 10 different educational institutions from inside and outside the country are participating. He added that interest in postgraduate studies is one of Qatar University's most important objectives in its pursuit of excellence in research and education, based on the University's convictions that the path of research and science continues in addition to the close relationship between postgraduate studies, knowledge production and progress. HE Dr. Hassan Al Derham stressed that Qatar University's postgraduate studies have achieved a remarkable development in its programs and the number of students, in addition to increasing the number of grants, rewards and opportunities granted to researchers. Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Professor Mariam Al Maadeed added that "events like QUs tadTalks, tad Boot Camp, National 3MT, and the MENA 3MT (a collaboration with HBKU) are initiatives to build a strong graduate community in Qatar and strengthen relations with national and international universities and stakeholders." On the sidelines of the event, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Qatar University and the University of Houston Clear Lake, with the aim of cooperating jointly in the areas of postgraduate research, building scientific, academic and research cooperation that serves their common objectives and exchanging information and experiences. To reflect this collaboration, the upcoming tadTalks are scheduled to take place at the University of Houston Clear Lake this fall, confirming the strong commitment of the parties to build a research community for graduate students, enhance their experience and support graduate research globally. (QNA)