CSR in the curriculum
A Memorandum of Understanding between Qatar University (QU) and Qatar Corporate Social Responsibility Network, which sought to inspire university students concerning the concept of social responsibility through numerous initiatives, has been extended by three years until 2020.
Over the past three years several initiatives have been spearheaded under this Moll, including the National CSR Report, academic studies and research, specialised lectures and workshops, and the CSR exhibition, the next edition of which will be hosted in March 2017 by QU. The educational event is the “first of its kind” in Qatar and aims at reviewing the different experiences of business leaders in order to raise students' awareness through the creation of a realistic engagement with representatives of the public and private sectors. On the sidelines of the exhibition various workshops will be conducted to tackle major issues such as social responsibility within the framework of Qatar National Vision 2030, the partnership between the public and private sectors, and the global standard ISO 26000. The conference will also deal with related topics such as the social responsibility of QU, the CSR initiative of Harvard University and the CSR Person of the Year. The organising committee of the exhibition and conference is counting on the added value that will be achieved through the interaction between the students and leaders of multinational companies and various corporations and agencies from the private and public sectors who will attend the event.