Posted on September 15, 2015

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) played host to 120 visitors from the Japanese ‘Peace Boat’ on Monday.

Docking in Doha for one day only, the Japanese delegation were given an in-depth presentation of QF’s mission and vision at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), located within Education City. The presentation included the Foundation’s many academic institutes, science and research centres, and community development initiatives, as well as its current and future construction developments. The visit concluded with a Q&A session.

Qatar Airways Houston

The visit to QF was part of the inaugural trip to Qatar for the ‘Peace Boat’. Director and Founder of the ‘Peace Boat’ Yoshioka Tatsuya, said: “I am impressed with Qatar Foundation, especially its efforts in education, which is helping Qatar shift from a fossil-fuel society to a knowledge-based economy. This is a great challenge, especially nowadays with climate change. I believe that Education City represents hope for the international society.”

The ‘Peace Boat’, an international non-government organisation based in Japan, aims to promote peace, friendship, and sustainability around the world. The trip to Qatar was part of the 88th Global Voyage for Peace.