The Supreme Council of Information & Communication Technology (ictQATAR) has partnered with Qatar University (QU) to establish a new Professorial Chair at QU.
ictQATAR has granted QR500,000 fund to QU through a three-year renewable agreement. This joint venture will emphasis on research in e-Services, data management, e-Learning, and wireless communication. An international academic would be selected to take up the new position within QU's Computer Science and Engineering Department. The selected academic will work simultaneously with ictQATAR and QU's students to conduct research into ICT areas of mutual interest. Currently, ICT represents around 2.4% of Qatar's GDP. ictQATAR is hoping to significantly increase this figure over the coming years through a range of various initiatives in the areas of e-Government, e-Business, e-Education and e-Health.