Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Qatar University is the national and by far biggest university in Qatar. Qatar University comprises nine colleges, most relevant are Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Engineering. Over the years, the University has continually expanded its wide range of new programs—the largest selection in the country—while fastidiously seeking the highest international accreditations, and ensuring they are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 20000 students, and an alumni body of over 40,000.

Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and Department of International Affairs (DIA)

Two bodies from the College of Arts and Sciences are involved in this cooperation. The CSD is a crossdisciplinary research center with programs coordinated by a lead faculty on: Natural Resources Governance; Biotechnologies; Waste Management; Food Security and Energy Efficiency. It will be responsible mainly research activities. The DIA has a bachelor program on Development, Policy and Planning, and hosts an interdisciplinary Msc. and Ph.D on Gulf Studies with diverse topics including natural resources such as energy and water. It will be mainly responsible for curriculium related cooperation.

Research Projects in Natural Resources Management

BSc, MSc and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD


Activities in capacity development relevant to CNRD

  • Several conferences and workshops yearly


Pool of Experts

Sustainable Development Sociology Suzanne Hamad
Environmental Law Ioannis Konstantinidis
Renewable Energies, Microalgae Probir Das
Biotechnologies, microalgae Imen Saadaoui
Waste management Ioannis Chachladakis
Food Security Helmi Hamdi
Coastal management Radhouane Ben Hamadou
Sustainable Devleopment policies Ahmed Badran
Many other experts exist    

Project Coordination

Esmat Zaidan

Assistant Prof. and Coordinator of PPD

Phone: 009744403-7605

Mohammad Al-Saidi

Research assistant Prof. Sus. Devl. Policy

Phone: 00974-4403-4952