March 2016
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In This Issue

What Did We Do in 2015 and Why?AnnualReport

What did we do in 2015 and why? The Al Qasimi Foundation spent the year investing in its research and programmatic endeavors, deepening and widening our engagement in issues related to education, public health, and urban development. While pursuing these focus areas, though, we also took a closer look at our relationships with stakeholders, who motivate us and help us to remain committed to research and development initiatives. Read More

2016: What's Happening So Far?

We often think of history as happening hundreds or thousands of years ago, but new research highlights the need to protect the UAE's modern history as well, which is often embodied in the built environment. Mr. Matthew MacLean, a PhD student at NYU, explains the power of place in revealing identity. Read More

Grade 10 students in the Sheikh Saqr Student Enrichment Program are getting a chance to explore their passions and interests while helping their community through a pilot service-learning program--and they're gaining university skills. Read More

The Foundation hosted its first live music performance of 2016. The Henhouse Prowlers, an American bluegrass band from Chicago, Illinois, brought both music and educational fun when they visited Ras Al Khaimah in March. Read More

Take a look at highlights from the 4th Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, and thanks to everyone who made the experience a success!
In the HeadlinesNews

Emirati teenagers perform poorly in a crucial test of their proficiency in English because they believe the test has an inbuilt cultural bias and because school teaching methods do not adequately prepare them, a new study suggests. Read More

The 2015 Index has listed the top 65 education policy think tanks in the world. None of those included in this ranking are based in an Arabic-speaking nation, signaling the importance of developing education research and strategies for the Arabian Gulf and North Africa. Read More

Sophomore Zane Mountcastle showcased his work at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival. Said Mountcastle, "In the context of the UAE today, the photo becomes a commentary on the mixture of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the country." Read More

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Our Mission

To aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates through high-quality policy research, strategic capacity development, and purposeful community engagement.
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research