Posted on September 09, 2018

College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) successfully began its 17th academic year with new Qatari leadership and a further increase to the student population. The total reached 2500 students – which is the largest in the College’s history – across the four schools of Business Studies, Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Health Sciences and Information Technology.

CNA-Q is pleased to welcome Prof. Khalifa N. Al-Khalifa as its first Qatari President. Prior to joining CNA-Q Prof. Al-Khalifa was a full Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering, and Founding Director of the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center at Qatar University. Prof. Al-Khalifa brings decades of expertise and leadership to CNA-Q as a prestigious researcher and educator. “I extend a warm welcome to new and returning students as they start the new academic year,” said Prof. Khalifa. “I am pleased to assume the role of President at CNA-Q, an institution that has built a strong reputation for being a quality education institute with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology, giving top technical training to Qatar’s young leaders. Under my leadership we are a national College, with a focus on educating the workforce of Qatar’s future.”

New students were welcomed to CNA-Q with a comprehensive orientation facilitated by the Student Affairs Department and the Registrar’s Office. Students toured through the many advanced laboratory and simulation facilities that the campus boasts, and were able to meet highly adept faculty mambers who will be leading them through their studies. A series of events and activities, including club fairs and health and wellness sessions, are planned for the first weeks to ensure students are comfortable on campus and knowledge about how to succeed academically and personally on campus.

Since its inception in 2002, CNA-Q has grown to offer 30 diploma and certificate programs, graduating of thousands students from full-time programs who have populated the workforce in Qatar or pursued further education.This year marks the 17th year that CNA-Q has been providing high-quality experiential technical education in Qatar to support the State’s strategic vision to educate, develop and retain young Qataris.