Qatar University is an internationally recognized university with strong ties to other institutions of higher education. The University is 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.
College of Arts & Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Program
The College of Arts & Sciences is keenly seeking academic accreditation for its programs. The first CAS Program to win 5-years full accreditation till 2013 is the Biomedical Sciences Program of the Health Sciences Department. It was the very first Program ever to be accredited by NAACLS outside the US.
Effective 2009, the Chemistry Program in the Chemistry and Earth Sciences Department has been awarded full accreditation for five years from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). The CSC is the Canadian national technical association representing the field of chemistry and the interests of chemists in industry, academia and government. CSC accredits university undergraduate chemistry programs in Canada, and abroad.
Accreditation implies that courses, laboratories and equipment available for chemistry students at Qatar University reach international standards; it ensures that the chemistry program has the potential to prepare graduates to practice their profession in a competent scientific manner.
College of Business & Economics
The college of Business & Economics has earned full accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate programs by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in fall 2009. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of quality and excellence in management education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. Founded in 1916, AACSB Is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
College of Engineering
Led by the College of Engineering as it received the prestigious ABET "Substantial Equivalency" accreditation in 2005 for four of its programs, most colleges and departments at QU are currently working towards applicable accreditation in their fields.
College of Pharmacy
In February 2009, Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP) informed Qatar University that the institution had been awarded the status of Provisional Accreditation for the 3-year term January 2009 – December 2011. The program will seek Full Accreditation status in 2011, concurrent with the graduation of the first BSc (Pharm) class and the enrollment of students in their final year of the 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.
The College of Pharmacy at Qatar University is the first and only international program to be awarded an accreditation by CCAPP.
Foundation Program English Department
In recognition of high standards of English language teaching and administration, the Foundation Program English Department (FPED) was awarded full five-year accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) in April 2010. CEA, recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, is an accrediting organization for English language programs and institutions worldwide.