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H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani honors Class of 2017 women graduates | Qatar University

H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani honors Class of 2017 women graduates

2017-10-20 00:00:00.0

Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani graced QU women’s graduating Class of 2017 on October 11, with a total of 2411 students receiving their degree certificates from QU President Dr Hassan Al Derham. This is the 40th and largest batch of students to graduate from QU.

Of the total were 245 top achieving students of GPA 3.50 and above, with highest scorers international affairs student Arwa Fathelbab Mohamed Mohamed Khedr (College of Arts and Sciences) and secondary education student Mahboobeh Mohammed Reda Majeedzadeh (College of Education) achieving GPA 4.0.

Also attending the ceremony were members of QU leadership, deans, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and well-wishers.

In his address, Dr Hassan Al Derham said: “Today, we are not only pleased to celebrate the graduation of Qatar University’s 40th batch of students, as we are also celebrating the proud stand of the Qatari citizens and their wise leadership against the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar.

This significant event is a testament to the active role of women in Qatari society. We are proud of Qatar University’s long journey of success since its establishment 40 years ago. Qatari women have effectively contributed as students, faculty members, researchers, deans, or department heads to the growth of the University.”

Dr Al Derham noted that Qatar University’s vision became more comprehensive than before, in line with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and the national aspirations towards a knowledge-based economy. “Qatar University offers 79 specializations at the undergraduate and graduate level, especially designed to meet the needs of the labor market”, he said.

He went on to discuss the organization’s achievements during the year which included accreditation achievement for its colleges and programs from numerous leading international accrediting bodies. He said: “We are keen that continued success comes from our ongoing efforts to provide the best for our students and community, especially in light of the local and international challenges. Over the past years, the education system in Qatar witnessed numerous changes. In this context, it is important that Qatar University keeps abreast of the ever-changing development while delivering on its vision to be regionally recognized for distinctive excellence in education and research, an institution of choice for students, scholars and researchers, and a catalyst for the sustainable socio-economic development of Qatar.”

He added: “In order to achieve this vision, the University will focus on advancing education, research and student success with the aim to improve knowledge and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Dr Al Derham thanked parents and faculty members for their support throughout the students’ academic journey. “Your contribution to their success is invaluable”, he said, adding, “Dear students, as you prepare to enter a new and exciting phase in your lives, I encourage you to continue to seek new horizons, develop your talents, and strive for excellence in your undertakings. Again, congratulations and all the very best.”

Valedictorian Mariam Ali Al-Hajri of College of Arts and Sciences gave heartfelt congratulations to her colleagues saying: “Today we are preparing to start a new phase in our life towards building the country’s future. On behalf of my colleagues, I thank Qatar University for providing us with an optimal learning environment that ensured our success. I also extend our gratitude to our parents and faculty for their invaluable support and for guiding us in our endeavors.”