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  • Biography of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Abdullah al Missned
    "In Qatar, Sheikha Mozah has become the architect of educational expansion that's giving women new options."
    (Time Magazine Europe, February 23, 2004)

    Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned has been actively engaged in education and social reforms in Qatar and has played a major role in spearheading various national and international development projects.

    Her Highness is Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a private non- profit organization founded in 1995 on the personal initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar. In the fall of 2003, the Qatar Foundation officially inaugurated Education City, a prototypical university of the future which brings campuses of international universities on site in Qatar into a conglomeration of community based research centers. Currently, Education City provides innovative educational and research opportunities through leading institutions as Qatar Academy (K-12 school), the Learning Center, the Academic Bridge Program, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts-Qatar, the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, Texas A&M – Qatar, Carnegie Mellom- Qatar, the Rand–Qatar Policy Institute, and the Science and Technology Park.

    Her Highness is also President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, a government institution founded in 1998, with the aim of strengthening the role of family in society. The council is active in analyzing issues related to family and children’s rights and proposing culturally appropriate solutions.

    In November 2002, she was appointed Vice-Chairperson of the Supreme Education Council, a government institution which oversees Qatar’s reform efforts in the K-12 education system.

    In 2003 UNESCO appointed Her Highness Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education. In this capacity she is actively promoting various international projects to improve the quality and accessibility of education worldwide. In June 2003 she established the International Fund for Higher Education in Iraq which is dedicated to the reconstruction of institutions of advanced learning in Iraq.

    Her Highness graduated from the University of Qatar in 1986 with a degree in Sociology and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane letters from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003.

    Her Highness’ commitment to generating a culture of quality in Qatar through education and social reform is having a far-reaching impact on the country and the region.

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