In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture

The Book Fair will continue for six days with participation from a number of publishing and distribution houses

Qatar University Press (QU Press) and The Ministry of Culture, represented by the Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum, launched the Qatar University Book Fair 2023 yesterday, which will be held from 28 February until 5 March 2023, at the new QU Student Affairs Building.

The Qatar University Book Fair was inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Culture, and QU President Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, in the presence of a number of QU Vice Presidents and officials from the Ministry of Culture, with the participation of a large number of university employees and interested parties, in addition to the presence of media representatives.

The Book Fair will host leading Qatari publishing houses, cultural events and panel discussions with authors and their latest releases. This includes the book launch ‘The Debate over Conflicts and Settlements Behind the Scenes of the Security Council: the Iraq-Iran War 1980-1988’ by HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari and a panel discussion of ‘Geopolitics of Sports’ translated by Prof. Ahmad Haji Safar, among many others.

Director of QU Press Dr. Fatima Al Suwaidi said, “We welcome our visitors to the Qatar University Book Fair, an event which constitutes an important part of the university’s vision, mission and goals and which aims to support education and spread culture among members of society.”

She adds, “Allow me to extend my thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Culture for its distinguished support of this exhibition, and Qatar University looks forward to important future participations that widen the horizons for university students.”

Mr. Riyad Yassin, Director of the Qatari Forum for Publishers and Distributors, part of the Ministry of Culture noted, “First of all, on behalf of myself and the Forum, I would like to thank our partners at Qatar University for their effort, dedicated cooperation and providing all facilities in pursuit of achieving the goals and aspirations of the exhibition. I also thank the participating publishing and distribution houses for their initiative to be part of this huge cultural event and for their outstanding contribution to providing the exhibition with many valuable publications and books.”

Mr. Riad pointed out that the vision of the exhibition is to provide an opportunity for university students of various disciplines and interests to access books and authors, open the field of intellectual and cultural exchange enjoyed by the country, and contribute to raising the level of reading among members of society. The exhibition also aims to activate the role of universities as educational institutions that contribute to the development and promotion of the cultural movement on the one hand and pay attention to their role in educating students on the other hand, through workshops, courses and various book launches that will be interspersed with the events and activities of the exhibition.

Source: Qatar University