President's Welcome Message
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Last modified: June 25, 2015 09:43:16.

Thank you for your interest in our University.  Qatar University has grown and progressed significantly since 1979, gaining a wealth of academic, research and institutional accomplishments that have served to position us as an effective partner in the Qatari society and one of the leading universities in the region.

QU is further growing in international reputation as evidenced by our ranking of 11th among 100 universities in the MENA region.  Added to this, is a growing number of highly-popular specialist Masters and PhD programs, multiple significant research successes, an ambitious research roadmap fielding  national development priorities, and a large body of talented sought-after graduates.  We also boast a large portfolio of internationally-accredited colleges and programs that attest to a high level of excellence and quality.

We continue to be proud of our close relationship with the public and private sector that has launched a number of MOUs and collaborative agreements that benefit our students, faculty, and the institution as a whole.   These agreements have themselves engendered a number of Professional Chair positions that serve to build on our research objectives, invigorate students’ learning by doing, and further expand partnerships with leading organizations in Qatar and beyond.

As a national university, we recognize our responsibility to uplift the culture and the identity of the Qatari society. This is in keeping with and support of the State of Qatar’s vision and the development strategies, under its Social Development Pillar, to “preserve Qatar’s national heritage and enhance Arab and Islamic values and identity”.

 I encourage you to visit our website to become better acquainted with developments at QU, our achievements and plans, our growing infrastructure of new buildings and facilities, and, above all, our unyielding commitment to realizing our mission and vision.

Dr. Hassan Al-Derham