Posted on September 22, 2014

Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development,and its partner universities are hosting their annual student recruitment event, Discover Education City, on September 24th at the HBKU Student Center.

For the last ten years, Discover Education City has attracted thousands of students, parents, teachers and school administrators from across Qatar. During this event, attendees will have a unique opportunity to gain insight into academic and extracurricular offerings while developing a thorough understanding of the admissions processes, and standardized testing.

Representatives from some of HBKU’s partner universities, comprised of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUQatar), Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q), and Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), will be present at Discover Education City in order to present their various undergraduate programs and discuss their admission requirements.

Reflecting on his experience with the event in previous years, and the general vision of Discover Education City, Khalifa Al-Salahi, HBKU’s Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, accordingly noted: “This event is an exciting opportunity for high school students to meet all the universities in Education City in one setting. It is a chance for them to start thinking about their futures; what they want to pursue at university, and what they need to do in order get there.”

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Discover Education City, coupled with a host of other programs provided by HBKU Student Affairs throughout the academic year, is likely to generate impetus among students, parents, and counselors to prepare for higher education. Visitors will depart the event with the information, skills, and tools critical for a successful transition into university, a process that is benefitted by starting early in a student’s high school career.

The expectations Discover Education City sets itself are ambitious, and reflect an enduring commitment to holistic education, an objective toward which HBKU and its partners aspire. Nasser Al-Binali, Head of Student Recruitment at Hamad bin Khalifa University noted, “We work with students of all ages, starting from Grade 7 until they finish high school. We are always available to provide support, advice, and counseling to students looking to apply to university.”

With more than 1,500 students having attended Discover Education City in 2013, the event promises to attract a no less extensive audience this year, equipping attendees with the kind of information that contributes to a solid foundation for the onset of higher education. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact outreach@qf.org.qa or call +974 44540272.

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