Newsroom: Northwestern University in Qatar

  1. Local talent in full view as NU-Q delivers packed program at Ajyal Film Festival

    Posted on December 9, 2014, by

    NU-Q has concluded a jam-packed program of events for the Ajyal Youth Film Festival as part of its on-going contributions to the development of Qatar’s media scene and encouragement of local talent. Activities at the Qatar-based festival included the premiere of five student and alumni films, a TV studio open to community members who were… Read more

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  2. NU-Q unveils Dean’s List for top students

    Posted on November 20, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar has announced its Dean’s List for spring 2014 that recognizes students who have excelled in their academic studies for the semester. Students who secured their spot were honored at a special awards luncheon where they received their certificate. Forty-five students enrolled at NU-Q earned the academic distinction — communication majors who… Read more

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  3. Video campaign aims to curb dangerous driving among Qatar youth

    Posted on November 19, 2014, by

    In a bid to curb bad driving in Doha, a group of students and researchers at Northwestern University in Qatar is developing a video campaign aimed specifically at local youth. Earlier this year, the team won a grant from the Qatar National Research Fund for its project idea, “Chicken is for the birds: Changing the deadly driving… Read more

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  4. Unique networking opportunity makes media industry connections for NU-Q students and alumni

    Posted on November 12, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar alumni and students successfully concluded an innovative career networking event that offered both past and present NU-Q students the opportunity to meet and engage with leading Qatar-based media companies. The theme of the evening was speed networking where each NU-Q participant had only two minutes to converse with and impress industry… Read more

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  5. Qatar Media Industries Forum Examines “Brand Qatar”

    Posted on November 5, 2014, by

    Leaders in publishing, digital media, public relations and advertising came together in Doha on Monday at the Qatar Media Industries Forum (QMIF), hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), for an open discussion about the impact of the media on Qatar’s image internationally. QMIF is a unique forum engaging decision makers across Qatar’s growing media… Read more

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  6. NU-Q, GU-Q and THIMUN Qatar provide essential leadership development opportunities for educators and students at Qatar Leadership Conference

    Posted on October 21, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q) and The Hague International Model United Nations Qatar (THIMUN Qatar), have announced the successful conclusion of Qatar Leadership Conference (QLC) 2014, the flagship professional development conference for educators and students in the Middle East. The third annual conference, held at Qatar… Read more

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  7. Local high school students offered unique learning experience at NU-Q media workshops

    Posted on October 14, 2014, by

    NU-Q has announced a program of weekend workshops, November 1, 8 and 15 on new media and multimedia, offering high school students a unique learning opportunity through a series of hands-on activities. NU-Q faculty specialists will host three consecutive Saturday introductory courses from 9am to 2pm for Qatar-based students in grades 9 through to 12… Read more

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  8. NU-Q Professor Christopher Sparshott to Lecture at Museum of Islamic Art

    Posted on September 28, 2014, by

    On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm, NU-Q Assistant Professor Christopher Sparshott will give a talk entitled “Taming the Tiger: An Historical Analysis of Tipu Sultan. Professor Sparshott’s talk is part of the evening lecture series at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and is one of the events being held in celebration of… Read more

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  9. Universities join forces for innovative seminar exploring life, history and culture in Qatar

    Posted on September 24, 2014, by

    NU-Q this month launched the first “Doha Seminar” – a new interdisciplinary honors seminar, open to outstanding undergraduate students in Education City (EC) and taught jointly by leading professors from Qatar Foundation Education City universities, Qatar University and the Brookings Doha Center. The idea for the landmark liberal arts seminar originated with the academic affairs… Read more

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  10. Attracted to Qatar, US students from Northwestern first to study at NU-Q

    Posted on September 16, 2014, by

    Five American students from Northwestern University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois, arrived in Qatar for an inaugural 16-week academic program called Semester in Qatar. Specializing in media industry technologies and journalism, the US students join students based at NU-Q to explore local media, education and culture and to experience the variety and vibrancy of the… Read more

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