Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press), formerly known as Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation (BQFP), launched its publishing program in 2010 as a world-class publishing house founded on international best practices, excellence and innovation. HBKU Press strives to be a cornerstone of Qatar's knowledge-based economy by providing a unique local and international platform for literature, literacy, scholarship, discovery and learning.

Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, HBKU Press publishes fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and for children in addition to educational books for schools, academic books for universities and researchers, and information and reference titles. Aiming to promote the love of reading and writing, HBKU Press is helping to establish a vibrant literary culture in Qatar and the Middle East and to cultivate new talent in the region.

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The Arab World’s Emerging Culture of Science

Science and innovation are fundamental to a country’s economic development; a fact that Qatar is well aware of. Taking a proactive approach to its future meant that the country foresaw a time when the world would shift its focus and become less reliant on oil and carbon resources.

Stars of Science Narrows Field to Top Six

The Engineering stage was the culmination of weeks of work for the candidates, who developed their prototypes in close quarters throughout the program. In addition to technical challenges, the men and women had to consider the marketability of their projects.

Big Wins in Design Episode of Stars of Science

Fifty percent of the candidates’ score was determined by their industrial design prowess, while their products’ marketability counted for 30 percent. Resourcefulness and leadership demonstrated by the candidates comprised 20 percent of the final score.