Posted on May 06, 2018

Stenden University of Applied Sciences - Qatar (SUAS-Q) –  operating under the umbrella of Al Rayyan International Educational Company, a subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding -  has  achieved an important milestone in its development as the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar approved and licensed two Master’s programmes, which will be offered starting September, 2018.

The new programmes – Master’s in Leisure, Tourism, and Event Management, and Master’s in International Hospitality and Service Management, will enrich the current educational portfolio of the university, and will contribute to the expansion of high-quality graduate education in the country. The programmes will also add value to the development and the growth of the tourism and hospitality sectors in the State of Qatar.  

 During the licensure process SUAS-Q’s curriculum, teaching and learning resources, staffing and facilities were carefully reviewed and taken into consideration by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The Master’s degrees will be offered in full-time and part time modes to facilitate working professionals who are interested in receiving a graduate degree. The approval of these graduate programmes is a validation of the high quality of education offered at Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Qatar, which is a premium higher education provider in the areas of business, hospitality, and tourism management.

On this occasion, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Al Faisal Holding, commented: “The educational sector has always been of great importance to us, as we actively sought– for more than two decades – to be one of the leading supporters of the Government’s wise initiatives in enhancing the local educational sector and placing Qatar among the top ranks in that field globally. We have partnered with several international educational institutions and attracted them to Qatar in order to support the development and diversification of the educational sector, and better equip a more distinctive and highly-efficient generation to lead the country forward. The Masters Programme offered by Stenden University is considered a major milestone and an added value to the educational landscape in Qatar. I would like to congratulate Stenden University for this important achievement, as I wish them more success. I would also like to thank the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for their continuous support”.

Dr. Ivan Ninov, Executive Dean of SUAS-Q, stated: “We are very proud of this achievement as we have been provided with an excellent opportunity to start delivering academic courses at a more advanced graduate level in key areas which are of great importance to the future development of the State of Qatar.  We are confident that with the introduction of the two new Masters programmes, we will be able to further develop the skills of working professionals and help them enrich their professional careers. At the same time we are extremely excited as the licensure of both programmes comes at a very important time as both Master’s degrees are fully aligned with the pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, and with the strategic objectives of the government. This is a very important moment in the evolution of Stenden University of Applied Sciences – Qatar, and a significant step towards achieving our vision as an educational institution”