The Qatar Foundation announced the establishment of the new Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST) within its pre-university education system. QAST will serve as an elite science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-oriented primary school in Qatar. The school is one part of Qatar’s National Vision 2030 plans, as the country adjusts to building a sustainable, knowledge-based economy prepared for the future. QAST will open in the 2018-19 school year with 40 students starting in the ninth grade. Its classes will be specifically designed to ensure students’ success in university.
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