21 Mar 2018 – 10:16

The Peninsula

DOHA: Nominations have been opened yesterday for the 5th ORYX GTL Student Awards for the advancement of post-graduate education in Qatar, which recognises outstanding masters and PhD students in energy field who are instrumental to Qatar’s transformation into a knowledge based economy in line with its National Vision 2030.

The ORYX GTL Student Awards celebrates outstanding young Qatari individuals destined to be the country’s future industry and academic leaders.

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It recognises role models and is focused on celebrating the Importance of building post graduate education capacity in Qatar.

The awards highlights the importance of building a larger and stronger post-graduate community of energy specialists in Qatar. ORYX GTL welcomes nominations of high quality candidates from stake-holders and students in industry and academia, along with an explanation of how the candidates’ re-search supports Qatar’s national goals.

Qatar hosts more tier-one US universities than any other country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). There are 6 Tier-1 US Universities in Qatar, which have largely been championed by the non-profit organisation, Qatar Foundation. The foundation has also worked over the last two decades to develop frameworks that unlock human potential and boost the number of home-grown academics.

The criteria for PhD award nomination: One must be a Qatari national or Qatari-based and studied in Qatar for a period of 10 consecutive years; near completion of PhD or a recent PhD graduate in an energy-related field, candidate demonstrates potential to be a future thought leader in the energy industry in Qatar; PhD dissertation should be relevant to Qatar; extra weight given to doctorate research that would have a clear impact on the advancement of industry; candidate demonstrates the intention of working in Qatar

Masters award nomination criteria: Qatari National or Qatar-based and Qatar-educated for a period of 10 consecutive years; near completion of Masters or a recent Masters graduate in an energy-related field (Degree must have been completed within the past two years); candidate demonstrates potential to be a future thought leader in the energy industry in Qatar; current or planned involvement in energy-related research in Qatar; candidate demonstrates the intention of working in Qatar; extra weight will be given to those with intent to pursue a PhD; exemplary Undergraduate and Graduate grades

Intending candidates can submit their applications to Stephanie Gatdula: [email protected]

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