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Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Texas A&M University opened its doors in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning. Today, Texas A&M stands as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. As Texas A&M University emerges as a hub for exchanging knowledge and ideas, it expands and strengthens partnerships and collaborations for the benefit of the State of Qatar. The branch campus is now home to several centers of excellence known worldwide for research and service to industry.

Texas A&M University research programs include:


  • Smart Grid Center Extension in Qatar:

    The center strives to become a reference point and a key player in the field of smart grid in the community and the region, working toward ensuring energy security. The center trains engineering students and professionals in electric energy-related concepts and technologies in Qatar

    The smart grid integrates electricity and ICT infrastructures to produce electricity more efficiently and reliably, as well as cleanly and safely for the environment. The Smart Grid Center works toward the goal of transforming the electrical grid infrastructure to meet the demands of the 21sct century, and the center’s interdisciplinary team will work to make smart grid a reality in Qatar, as well as worldwide.


  • The Advanced Scientific Computing Center:

    The Center’s mission is to become the regional and global leader in scientific computing by developing innovating solutions and using state-of-the-art computational tools to address computational challenges in science, engineering, and industry. The Center brings together faculty and researchers from a wide variety of engineering and science disciplines to tackle complex computational programs.

    The Center already actively contributes to the implementation of the Qatar National Research Strategy in the field of computational science and its applications, including materials science, computational chemistry, medical physics, system biology and high-performance computing.


  • Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems Extension (CRHTS)

    The CRHTS is deveveloping breakthrough remote health technologies, algorithms and health analytics, as well as using advanced systems engineering to solve global health grand challenges and enable healthy living. These powerful advances are not only helping to answer the critical needs of patients and providers, but are shifting the health care landscape from disease management to disease prevention

    The center’s mission is to identify and overcome the unmet patient and health care provider needs through development of breakthrough health care devices, technologies, and information systems toward health monitoring and disease diagnosis, management, and prevention in the home or in the field. The CRHTS works on developing new mobile sensors and imaging techniques for screening, diagnosis, and health management; as well as other related new initiatives, such as micro/nanotechnology for biomedical and wireless sensors, healthcare information databases, cloud computing, security and encryption.


  • Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative

    The initiative was established as a center of scientific and technical excellence dedicated to support Qatar in addressing pressing water and energy programs. The initiative works toward developing the scientific and technical base required to achieve the sustainable utilization of water and energy resources in the state of Qatar. The laboratory makes use of state-of-the-art experimental and analytical techniques as well as advanced computer-aided technologies. The lab is equipped with a wide range of analytical equipment and world-class computational infrastructures.

    The proponents of this initative also will build up human resource capacity in Qatar through activities ranging from project-based training of engineering students to advanced training workshops in leading technologies and methods for practicing engineers. Such local capacity building will be a cornerstone for sustainable development and help support Qatar's National Vision 2030.