Qatar University
Qatar University

Since its inception in 1973, Qatar University (QU) has served as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education. With around 20,000 students in its ranks, it is today a beacon of academic and research excellence in the GCC region.

QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, the organization has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies.

Nine colleges -- Arts and Sciences (CAS); Business and Economics (CBE); Education (CED); Engineering (CENG); Health Sciences (CHS); Law (LAWC); Medicine (CMED); Pharmacy (CPH); and Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS) -- offer the widest range of academic programs in Qatar tailoring them to meet the needs of the Qatari society. In its portfolio of academic programs are 45 Bachelors, 25 Masters, four PhD programs, four Diplomas, and one PharmD.

Research is an integral part of the academic environment at QU and is bolstered by an ambitious five-year roadmap addressing national priorities and listing four priority research areas -- Energy, Environment and Resource Sustainability; Social Change and Identity; Population, Health and Wellness; and Information, Communication and Technologies (ICT) -- a state-of-the-art Research Complex, and 14 research centers of excellence. It is further enhanced by over 400 collaborative projects in over 130 countries.

QU has been as consistent top winner of the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) and the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) research awards, 46% among total awarded institutes. The University won more than US$25m in competitive research grants in 2016.

QU’s interdisciplinary efforts have engendered a number of award-winning projects and critical findings on issues relevant to the society such as lifelike prosthetic hands, social robots in autism therapy, robotic endoscopy for early detection of stomach cancer, state-of-the-art connected vehicles technology that contributes to addressing road safety and driving challenges in Qatar and beyond, to name a few.

QU plays a pivotal role in promoting research on the marine environment, atmospheric science and human health, the development of biofuels using microalgae, carbon dioxide sequestration, energy efficient systems and smart buildings, Qatar solar map, and cloud cooling system for World Cup 2022 stadiums.

Additionally, QU boasts a unique marine research vessel, “Janan”. The vessel launched a new era of research at the University and provides invaluable opportunities for students of biological and environmental sciences and marine science to conduct environmental studies and research in the waters of Qatar and the Gulf region.

One of the University’s key research initiatives -- Qatar Biofuel Project, the only one of its kind in the region -- aims at finding solutions for affordable, sustainable biofuels specifically for use by the airline industry.

Community engagement is an area which is at the heart of QU’s mission and vision. The organization continues to align its programs and research activities with the needs of the labor market. It also reinforces its position as a driver of social development through the services it offers to the community such as education and training in various disciplines through professional development programs at its Continuing Education Office, College of Pharmacy, and College of Law.

QU is committed to ensuring that campus life is an enriching environment for encouraging academic excellence, volunteerism, civic responsibility and leadership. It also prides itself on the quality of its students and alumni -- its alumni body totals 40,000 members, many of whom are top leaders in the private and public sectors in Qatar.

QU is advancing its goal to become a leader of economic and social development in Qatar through signed agreements, and academic collaborations and partnerships with industry, government, academia, business and civil society in Qatar and beyond.

Doha, Qatar
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