Posted on October 01, 2019

Qatar University Press (QU Press) yesterday held a press conference to sign contracts with six authors, whose titles are currently under production and will be published by December 2019. The titles will also be featured at the 30th edition of the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF), held on 9-18 January 2020.

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The event was attended by QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, QU Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed and QU Press Director Dr. Talal Abdulla Al-Emadi, as well as QU Press authors, members of the press’ Advisory Board and editorial committee and representatives of the local media.

The titles are“Assemblies of light in pondering the Holy Qur’an and its interpretation through a new scientific educational method” by Dr. Mohammed AieashMutlak Al-Kubaisi and co-authors Dr. Ibrahim Abdulla Al-Ansari, Dr. Mohamed Abubakr Al-Musleh and Dr. Walid Faeq Ibrahim Al Husseini; “Non-verbal communication in the Qatari culture” by Dr. Montasir Fayez Al Hamad; “Project management and factors of success” by Dr. Abdullah Kaid Al-Swidi and co-authors Asmaa Abdelwaseh Al-Hussam and Dr. Ahmed Abdel HadiMahraz; “Television news report: types, importance, components, language and standards” by Dr. Fayez Shaheen; “Narrative patterns and functions in ancient Arabic narration” by Dr. AlaaAbdelmonem Ibrahim; and “The Arab media and public opinion industry during the Arab Spring revolutions: Al-Jazeera channel as an example” by Dr. Abdelsalam Razak.

In his remarks, Dr. Hassan Al-Derhamsaid: “QU Press is one of the most significant initiatives achieved by Qatar University. It reflects the university’s mission and realizes its vision in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. The press seeks to enhance the quality of research and publishing in the State of Qatar. It provides researchers, authors and academics in Qatar, the region and the world with the opportunity to disseminate their research.”

QU Press hosts a press 2 [].jpgProf. Mariam Al-Maadeed said: “QU Press is committed to reinforce the academic and research community at Qatar University. The press endeavors to become a cultural bridge through the publication of research that fulfills the needs of the local and regional society. I would like to praise the tireless efforts by the QU Press team. I would also like to congratulate the authors, whose titles have been selected to be published by the press, following a rigorous peer-review process aligned with the highest international standards.”

Dr. Talal Al-Emadi said: “These six titles are the first batch to be published by the press. They were selected due to their originality and range in various scientific and academic fields. The press will increase the visibility of its publications through the participation in local and international exhibitions and througha marketing strategy via various contemporary means.” Dr. Al-Emadi also highlighted that QU Press publishes academic books and journals that benefit university students, scholars, and researchers in the region and worldwide. “I wish more success and distinction for QU Press and its counterparts at the University,”he added.