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Gulf Studies Center

It is an honor to welcome you to the Gulf Studies Center, which is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University. The Gulf Studies Center was established in 2013, where the aim of the Center is to cover topics of Politics and Security, Energy and Economics and Culture and Society. The Center’s aim is to produce and advance thought-provoking research on the Gulf Region.

Prior to establishing the Gulf studies Center, the Gulf Studies launched its one of a kind Gulf Studies MA Program. The Gulf Studies Program was launched in 2011, and it takes a fundamental approach where classes are delivered in small groups, with maximized interaction and engagement between the student and the instructor. Following the great success of the MA program, the Gulf Studies launched a PhD program, which allows our students to take their research and academia a step forward. The MA and PhD students explore fundamental questions about the Gulf’s economics, politics, security, and all other aspects of the Gulf identity from interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition, the students are exposed to exciting opportunities arising from the unique curriculum. 

With the sold combination of research and academia, the Gulf Studies offers its community a unique opportunity to engage with leading academics in the field through workshops, seminars, guest lectures and most importantly, through the enriching experience of its classes and coursework.

We welcome you to be part of the unique Gulf Studies Center community.


Dr. Maryam Mohammed Al Kuwari

Director - Gulf Studies Center