Georgetown University in Qatar is proud to announce the launch of a brand new full-function website that includes advanced search capabilities, improved navigation, and a whole host of new features that all serve to make it easier for members of the public, potential and current students, parents, faculty, and staff to find the information they easily and quickly.
Work on developing the new site began about a year ago with a team led by director of communications, Moamer Qazafi. “I am thrilled that we were able to create and launch this beautiful and highly functional website for our community in Qatar. It is our hope that the many tailored changes we made will meet the diverse needs of the many different audiences who visit our website daily on their phones, tablets and desktops,” he said. “I want to recognize the tremendous effort of the many internal departments that worked with us. In particular, it is the ongoing collaborative work between members of the Communications and Technology Services departments and their invaluable and untiring efforts that made this project a tremendous success.”
Improved navigation of the site extends from the newly designed layout and an improved mega menu format that makes more site options available in clear view. Access to information has also been improved by grouping online resources according to specific visitor needs. For instance, students and parents can now find meaningful admissions and campus activity information faster than ever before. There are brand new features as well, such as the sophisticated search functionality of the GU-Q research database, with advanced search options by research category, publication type, and year of publication. A newly enhanced and interactive campus life section, plus seamless interface between all GU-Q social media platforms, put the new website at the heart of Georgetown’s growing on, and offline, community.
Clean, intuitive and interactive graphic functionality not only makes it easier to find information, it also adapts to fit the screen size of all devices, from laptops to tablets to smartphones, through responsive design technology. More online videos, articles, easily searchable news database, and expanded audience specific content, are just a few of the ways that it just got easier to navigate GU-Q online. Visitors may experience the fun and exciting new site at qatar.sfs.georgetown.edu. The team that worked on the new website design and development on a continuous basis with the web development company included Diana El Bezri, web content manager, Waleed Khan, assistant director for marketing, Nick Mathew, web developer, Bernard Assaf, information security & application manager and Michael McHarg, assistant director for risk and strategy.