I am proud and happy to welcome you to my alma mater. A 1977 graduate, I am honored to serve 26 years later as Qatar University's 5th president.
Since its inception in 1973, Qatar University has become the country’s national and major institution of higher education. It is comprised of seven colleges: the College of Education, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, the College of Engineering, the College of Law, the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Business & Economics.
Programs offered at the University attract professional recognition through their emphasis on close working links with business, industry, and other professions. At the same time, however, they emphasize the importance of a solid base of general skills and knowledge through a carefully designed Core Curriculum, which was conceived with an eye to the needs and requirements of Qatari society and its labor market. The University's teaching and research are innovative, collaborative, enterprising, and flexible endeavors, based on the intelligent use of emerging technologies.
In addition to two notable libraries, Qatar University boasts a number of support-for-learning centers and units, including an audio library, an e-library, advanced internet facilities, an educational-technology center, advanced video-conferencing facilities, and an active Office for Faculty and Instructional Development.
QU has always strived to fulfill its mission as the country's beacon of knowledge. With seven colleges, over 30,900 graduates, and a faculty community of almost 700 members, the University is also an active member in several prestigious regional and international associations, including the Union of Arab Universities, the league of Islamic Universities, and the International Association of Universities, to name just a few.
Qatar University offers over 60 specializations (the widest range in the country), and boasts substantial research and academic infrastructure, as well as the reputation as a leading center for research in the country. As a result, QU has been successful in attracting a large number of distinguished scholars, researchers, and faculty members from other Arab countries and beyond.
I am proud to invite you to further explore our University, and to become better acquainted with our ambitions and bright future.
Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad
President of Qatar University
Prof. Sheikha Al-Misnad