On 6th March 2023, Dr Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and environmental scientist, visited USI.

Dr Goodall was in Qatar as a guest of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, to speak at the 2023 Earthna Summit on building new sustainability pathways for Hot and Arid Environments.

Whilst in Qatar, Dr Goodall visited USI, and met with students from every year group.

USI’s younger students had the opportunity to speak with Dr Goodall about the environmental projects they’ve been working on in their classrooms. Some of the older students also heard Dr Goodall speak about her life’s work and her Roots and Shoots programme, which supports the next generation in understanding the power and influence of their voice and actions to create change. Students were able to ask Dr Goodall about her life's work and her extraordinary career.

Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking work, Dr. Jane Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Today she travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental crises, urging each of us to take action on behalf of all living things and the planet we share.

This was an opportunity for USI’s students to meet a truly inspirational figure. As well as one of the world’s leading scientists and conservationists, Dr Goodall is also a UN Messenger of Peace.