Stenden University Qatar has started its new academic year by welcoming back its faculty, students and the Class of 2016. The orientation week was opened by Mr. Wayne Johnson, President, and Mr. Otmane Sadoki, Head of Academic Operations, by welcoming the Class of 2016 to the campus and the stage of their life. Both inspired the students in their opening speeches.
“We are proud to support and develop the next generation to be aspiring, successful and internationally prepared employees, businessmen or managers. The next four years will guarantee them European education in an international university environment mixed with the respect for local traditions and always in sight of Qatar’s development strategies and the National Vision 2030,” said Mr. Johnson.
The orientation week introduced the students not only to specifics of the university, but also included workshops held by external professional trainers for intercultural communication, time management and business etiquette. The youth related organizations, Bedaya Center and BNP Paribas Career Center, gratefully supported these workshops.
SUQ’s Class of 2016 is 62 students strong with students from local as well as international school backgrounds in Qatar. For the first time since its founding, Stenden University Qatar also welcomed 14 exchange students from the main campus in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. The students chose to come to Qatar for six months to gain more experience and to better understand the Arabic and Islamic culture, in both a business and personal context.
The Class of 2016 is the first class to enroll again in International Business & Management Studies as well as the first to go to The Netherlands for one year of their studies. The students said they have specifically chosen Stenden University Qatar for this reason as it will give them a competitive edge of their peers when looking for a job after graduation.
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