Posted on October 23, 2018

Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar University (QU) will hold the male students’ graduation ceremony, Class of 2018 on November 11. The distinguished female students’ ceremony will be held on November 12 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, wife of the Emir.

The graduation ceremony for the female students of each college will be held on November 13-14-15. All ceremonies will be held in the new Sports & Events Complex at Qatar University. This year, around 3362 students (2562 females and 800 male) from fall 2017, winter 2018, spring 2018 and summer 2018 will be graduating from all colleges. This is the 41st batch of students to graduate from QU. Qatar University's new strategy emphasis on elevating students’ experiences through placing Qatar University as a pioneer and a leading educational institution in the higher education sector in Qatar and abroad. QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Thus, with confident steps, moving towards building a knowledge-based society.

The strategy aims to facilitate and encourage the Qatari nationals to enter the university and graduate with high educational degrees. Furthermore, QU works to increase the flexibility of educational opportunities, providing programs for under-graduate and graduate students that meet the needs of the current and future the country’s labor market. Dr. Khalid Al-Khanji, QU VP for Student Affairs, said: “I extend my appreciation and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, for his continuous support for Qatar University and for education in general.”

“The graduation of the 41st batch of students comes after years of dedication and hard work during which QU has accomplished many achievements in regional and international university rankings. The University has also been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies for its colleges and academic programs. Additionally, QU has notched up a number of ISO certifications for its research labs and management systems. This had a positive impact on the level of competency of QU graduates, and reflects the University’s commitment to graduate highly-qualified students who meet the labor market’s expectations.” He added.

Since its inception in 1973, QU has served as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education. With more than 20,000 students in its ranks and 45,000 alumni, it is today a beacon of higher education and academic and research excellence.

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