Qatar - Science and technology
The Scientific and Applied Research Center, within the University of Qatar at Doha, coordinates the nation's technological development and seeks to develop ways to utilize the country's natural resources. A soil research station is located at Rodet al-Farassa. The Qatar National Museum, founded at Doha in 1975, has an aquarium and botanical garden, and exhibits dealing with geology, botany, and zoology. In 1986, total expenditures on research and development amounted to 6.7 million riyals; 61 technicians and 229 scientists and engineers were engaged in research and development.