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The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, chartered, non-profit organization in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar. Guided by the principle that a nation's greatest resource is the potential of its people, the Qatar Foundation aims to develop that potential through a network of centers devoted to progressive education, research and community welfare. The chairperson of Qatar Foundation is the Emir's wife, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned.

Qatar Foundation is building Education City, Qatar which has branch campuses of five major American universities. Others are expected to join in the coming years from various parts of the world.

A string of knowledge-based organisations is being created at Education City, including the Qatar Science & Technology Park which will house technology-based companies and entrepreneurs, and link the universities with industry. By the end of the current decade there will be an academic medical center which aims to reach the highest standards in patient care, medical training and research. Its initial specialization will be in women's and children's medicine.

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