Doha-Qatar, September 9, 2015 :A continuation of the agreement of cooperation between the Qatar Aeronautical college and University of Reading in the United Kingdom was signed in August 13 on the extension of the Convention for the next five years, which includes the exchange of expertise and scientific visits with the exchange of lecturers, as well as completing the graduates of the Higher Diploma in the field of meteorology in college scholarships period complementary in Reading University for a bachelor's degree in meteorology. This Convention signed in a special ceremony in the meteorological department building in Reading University in the presence of Mr. Ali Ibrahim al-Maliki, Director General of the Qatar Aeronautical college and Mr. Mohammed Al Kaabi, the cultural attaché at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in the United Kingdom and Dr. Salim Rashid Al Marri, Director of Joint Services Department in QAC. The University of Reading was represented by Dr.Vincenzo Raimo Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) and Professor Giles Harrison professor of Atmospheric Physics in Department of Meteorology and Professor Ross Reynolds School Head of Internationalization in Department of Meteorology.
Mr. Ali al-Maliki states that the pursuit of Qatar Aeronautical College in order to raise the level of study to the bachelor's level after the completion of all the scientific stages and supplies required for this level to provide curriculum and lecturers and the required laboratory. We added our pursuit of this matter to our attention that the coming years, particularly at the end of 2016 cannot be for those working in the field of weather forecasting and meteorological aviation without obtaining a bachelor's degree in the specialty according to the new standards set by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the organizations of civil aviation. During the first phase some students have successfully completed bachelor degree from Reading University and now we updated this MOU after making some changes and additions in full coordination with Reading University and the Department of Meteorology at QAC which was named as WMO Regional Training Center for Region-II Asia (37 countries) as it contains a scientific level consistent with the standards required by the training department of the organization. Mr. al-Maliki added that the outstanding study on the level of the world's most prestigious and the place occupied by Reading University in the areas of graduate and research level motivated the continued cooperation and coordination to raise the level and create a research base in Qatar in the fields of climate change and preserve the environment and encourage scientific research not only for Qatar but for the rest of the Gulf states and Asia.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Kaabi the cultural attaché at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in the United Kingdom said the extend of this agreement with Reading University achieve what we seek from a scientific level, where Reading is one of the outstanding universities in the field of applied research and postgraduate master's and doctoral degrees. A number of Qatari students obtained bachelor’s degree in the field of meteorology in the last few years and we seek to increase the number of students for this specialization to cover the need in all the scientific and research communities.
Dr. Salem Al Marri, DJS Director in QAC said the cooperation with the University of Reading necessitated to introduce a number of modern laboratories in the field of Numerical Weather prediction, Weather forecasting and climate modeling and developed advanced physics and mathematical curricula and modernized the surface weather station in the college and established a good library with all latest books and scientific publications. We plan to increase the number of student’s intake in the future.
Dr. Najim Albarazanchi head of the meteorology department in QAC said the continuation of cooperation with the University of Reading fruitful at all levels where we have a plan for the exchange of professors to increase the expertise as well as diversify allocated to raise the efficiency of workers in the field of weather forecasting for aviation. We have planned our courses to include this important aspect to be held under the supervision of WMO and shared by large numbers of countries working in the field of Aviation safety.
Doha - Qatar, February 15, 2015: Qatar University football team beat Qatar Aeronautical College to be crowned the University League champions after winning 2-1 after extra-time at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development’s (QF) Pitch 3. University League is a collaboration between QF and Qatar Football Association (QFA), which brought together 12 universities and colleges from across Qatar to take part in the four-month soccer tournament.
Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) and Qatar University (QU) qualified for the final match after playing a strong semifinal against Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) respectively.
College of the North Atlantic – Qatar beat Northwestern University in a decider match, allowing them to secure third place in the tournament.
An award ceremony was held after the final match at the QF Recreation Centre honouring the first, second and third place teams, and QFA referees. A number of special prizes were also presented.
A dinner was then held to congratulate all the participating teams and the evening ended with a speech from Mansour Al Ansari, General Secretary, QFA and Mohammed Al-Naimi, Director of Community Affairs at Qatar Foundation.
The University League supports Qatar Foundation’s mission to unlock human potential, encouraging, among other things, activities through various projects and programmes, including healthy living through sports.
Commenting on the success of the tournament, Mohammed Al-Naimi said: “It is an absolute honour to host the University League tournament as Qatar Foundation is fully dedicated to support the community in showcasing their skills, talent and sporting endeavours to promote healthy and active living. The hard work and efforts of everyone involved has made the event a real success.”
“The students that participated in the tournament showed real sportsmanship and enthusiasm. And it is precisely these attributes that Qatar Foundation is so keen to nurture and develop in order to realise the country’s National Vision 2030,” he added.
Mansour Al Ansari, xx General Secretary at Qatar Football Association (QFA) said: “We congratulate Qatar University, Qatar Aeronautical College, and College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, on winning first, second and third place respectively in the University League this year and thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event. We would also like to congratulate Qatar University, Omar Al Ansari, and Abdullah Abdulrahaman on receiving the Fair Play, Best Goalkeeper and Best Player awards respectively.”
He added: “We thank all the colleges and universities that participated in this year’s league and look forward to next year’s edition. QFA is in line with the National 2030 vision by ensuring greater community participation in football and physical activity.”
The University League this year ran from 30th October until 12th February and had two groups; Group A and Group B, each with six teams. Group A of the league included Qatar Aeronautical College, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and College of the North Atlantic Qatar. Group B included Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar University, Georgetown University – School of Foreign Service in Qatar, HEC Paris in Qatar, the Academic Bridge Programme and the University of Calgary Qatar.
Doha 16th December 2014: QAC Director General Mr. Ali Ibrahim Al-Malki, bestowed upon the college contracted Security Guard Mr. Hamid Kombo Juma from Qatar Security Services W.L.L. a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the diligent performance of duties as a security guard and dedication towards the same at the college to ensure integrity of college facilities and assets.
Mr. Juma was instrumental in resolution of a security incident which took place at the college recently during the wee hours of the night.
The Director General & Director of Joint Services, Dr. Salem Rashid Al-Marri, appreciated his efforts and felicitated the security guard as a recognition of his good work and as an encouragement to all.
November 20th, 2014 - Doha - Qatar: A new feather on QAC’s cap of success - as our staff are awarded by Supreme Council - ICT Qatar for their valuable contribution and active participation towards the newly launched Government social networking portal - eTawasol. Three members of staff from QAC were chosen to be the part of a Pilot team to attend a 3 day workshop at ICT Qatar connected to the launch of the new social networking site eTawasol - dedicated for the professionals of Government entities of State of Qatar.
QAC was chosen as one among those few entities to test the new system at the first phase of its launch. They were awarded during Microsoft benefits activation event held at Marriott Hotel, Doha Qatar on 20 November 2014.
Doha - Qatar, November 3, 2014: A FOUR-DAY seminar and workshop highlighting the role of technology in aviation safety and tackling challenges of climate change facing the aviation industry began in Doha on Monday.
The workshop organised by Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) in association with British Aviation and Meteorological and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) is being attended by delegates from 12 countries, including Qatar.
Addressing a gathering at the opening ceremony, Director of Meteorology Department Ahmed Abdulla Mohamed said that the technological developments and researches in aviation sector have a lot of relevance today."As air transportation network interlinks countries, the advancement of all branches in this sector is crucial," Mohamed said.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Abdulla Mohammed al Mannai, Head of Forecasting and Analysis Section at QMD, said,"The event provides a platform for meteorologists from different countries to exchange information about latest technological researches in this field and share it with developing countries."
"The event will feature seminars and workshops on competencies, quality management systems and the best practices in the aviation sector. We have implemented the latest technology in Qatar and are following the best practices in aviation and meteorology," Mannai added.
Speaking on the occasion, Director-General of the Qatar Aeronautical College Ali al Malki stressed the need for sharing the latest developments in the aviation sector.
An official of the Meteorological Office in the UK Felicity Worsfold said that the workshop will focus on the latest information on the best practices in aviation sector. While another participant from Tanzania, Danford Nyenyema said the workshop will help to meet new challenges and to improve the quality and safety of aviation in developing countries.
The participating countries include South Sudan, Kenya, Pakistan, Iran, Gambia, China, Tanzania, Jordan, Thailand, Maldives and South Africa. The workshop will conclude on Thursday.
As per council of minister’s approval, in its ordinary meeting year 2003, which was held on 1/1/2003, to grant the first ten scholarships to Arab Civil Aviation council for study at Qatar Aeronautical College, in various aviation disciplines. This agreement approved for five years. The scholarships. Been renewed sin e that year and up to date where by scholarship seats have increased up to 20 scholarships, to be distributed among Arab countries in various college disciplines/specialisms as follow:
In the academic year 2014-2015, a total number of 20 students have been enrolled, from various Arab countries, and joined study at the college, after they passed the initial admissions tests/exams, classified and distributed to the foundation program after which they will immediately join the specialized discipline.
The scholarships granted by the state of Qatar to Arab Civil Aviation Authority had led to a large number of students from Arab states, whereby the college had graduated the number of 0000, and is expected to receive more students every year which will have a great impact in the preparation of technical cadets in various Civil Aviation fields in the Arab world.
Sunday 17 Nov 2013 : RTC organized a short course on Surface Met Instruments, Maintenance, Calibration and practical Observation to the officials of Libyan Meteorological Service during the period 17 -28 November 2013. The training was attended by 8 participants from Libya.
Sunday 03 Nov 2013 : The Regional Training Centre as a part of internationalization has organized a Workshop on Aviation Meteorology for Forecasters during the period 3-7 Nov 2013. The Course has arranged in Collaboration with active support of Education and Training Division of World Meteorological Organization. The Workshop was attended by 14 participants from countries like Russia, Philippines, Maldives, Egypt and Bahrain besides Qatar. Experts from WMO, Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology and Reading University lead the training program as resource personnel. The participants from Russia had an extension program of practical training in Aviation Forecasting for a week at Qatar Meteorological Department as a part of professional development. The program was well received among the participants and they look forward for further interactions of this kind in future.
The Eid Al-Adha public Holidays will be from Sunday, 13th of October to Sunday 20th of October (Both days Inclusive). The college will resume on Monday, the 21st of October 2013.
With warm wishes for a Happy & Prosperous EID.
Sunday 19 May 2013 : Graduation 2013 - 48 Pilots, 42 Airport Operations Management Personnel, 39 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, 4 Meteorologists & 2 Air Traffic Controllers. The Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Majlis Hall, Doha Sheraton Hotel & Resort.
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