Doha: H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), will commence a five-day exploratory research visit to Japan today.
The visit of Sheikha Moza will be an opportunity to strengthen ties between the two countries in the fields of research and development, with a focus on computing, energy, environment and biomedical research.
Sheikha Moza will be accompanied by a high-level delegation from Qatar Foundation’s research and sevelopment section in order to identify and enhance collaboration between QF and a number of globally renowned research institutes in Japan.
The areas of collaboration have been identified in line with the ‘grand challenges’ of Qatar’s National Research Strategy — energy security, water security and cybersecurity.
The priority challenges identified in the Qatar National Research Strategy are to achieve energy security by raising the production of solar energy to 1 gigawatt by 2020; water security through promoting the scientific research in the area of water desalination; cybersecurity through strengthening information security management in an electronically open and overlapped space; and health promotion by preventing and managing diseases such as diabetes and cancer and by advancing platform technologies such as genomics and stem cells.