Founded in 2006 as part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, QNRF is the primary research funding component for the State of Qatar. Researchers from Texas A&M University at Qatar and the University’s main campus were named recipients of more than $12 million USD for 20 projects in the first round of funding and $27 million in funding for 28 new research projects in the second cycle of QNRF funding. QNRF has also awarded $120,000 USD in Undergraduate Research Experience Program awards to Texas A&M at Qatar students.
QSTP, a member of Qatar Foundation, was created to bring research and business together. QSTP is home to international technology companies and has a start-up enterprise incubator program. Along with EADS, ExxonMobil, GE, Microsoft, Shell and Total, Texas A&M University at Qatar is proud to support QSTP and work collaboratively to bring the research of our faculty and students to the booming industries of Qatar and the region.
Qatar Telecommunications (Qtel) started a joint collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), University of Qatar (UQ) and the College of the North Atlantic at Qatar (CNA-Q) to conduct research and studies into third generation (3G) technologies and services. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for a three-phased 18 months project, funded by Qtel, that involves 3G experts from Qtel and Electrical Engineering faculty members from TAMUQ, UQ and CNA-Q. The joint program involves short technical courses in 3G and a series of tests and procedures to characterize the functionality of 3G technology and the effects on related services. The project was initiated by Qtel and TAMUQ during the first quarter of 2005.
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) has inaugurated several research agreements with Texas A&M University at Qatar. The signed research agreements expand longstanding cooperation between Texas A&M University at Qatar and RasGas, and reflect RasGas commitment to fund and support technology research with Texas A&M University at Qatar as part of the terms of an existing memorandum of understanding signed in 2006.
Agilent’s electronic test and measurement systems offer leading technology for engineering and science research for university laboratories, classrooms and research facilities. Texas A&M University at Qatar has received a donation of cutting edge equipment which will enhance the University’s wireless research. The equipment, a PXB Baseband Generator and Channel Emulator, worth $ 146,000 was donated by Agilent Technologies Inc.