Posted on May 20, 2015

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, Deputy Emir and Chairman of QU Board of Regents, honored the men’s graduation ceremony of Qatar University’s Class of 2015 in which 381 students graduated from 6 QU colleges.  His Highness also honored 33 outstanding students who achieved GPA of 3.50 and above. 

The students received their certificates from QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad and the respective college deans in the presence of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Minister of Information and Communications Technology H.E. Dr Hessa Al Jaber, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs H.E. Dr Abdullah Saleh Mubarak Al-Khulaifi, high-level leaders* of top organizations in Qatar, as well as QU Vice Presidents and Associate VPs, deans, invited guests, heads of department, faculty, staff, alumni and students’ relatives.

HH The Deputy Emir honors QU 2 [].jpgThe new graduates comprised 300 Bachelors, 79 Masters, 1 PhD and 1 PharmD.  Undergraduate degrees by college were: 46 Arts & Sciences (CAS), 84 Business & Economics (CBE), 124 Engineering (CENG), 22 Law (LAWC), and 24 Sharia & Islamic Studies (CSIS). Graduate degrees by college were 10 CAS, 17 CBE, 5 CED, 32 CENG, 1 CPH and 16 CSIS.

Congratulating the students on their achievement, Prof Al Misnad said: “We are proud of you for achieving this milestone of a lifetime which highlights your hard work, commitment and dedication. You will embark on a new and exciting phase of your life as you prepare to join the labor market and pursue other endeavors. We have no doubt that you will continue to serve as loyal ambassadors for the university by utilizing the knowledge, skills and experiences you have acquired during your academic journey. As you start your career, my advice is that you stay committed to lifelong learning. We believe in your capacities and strength to overcome workplace and other challenges and contribute to the country’s progress and development.”

She expressed her appreciation for The Emir’s visionary leadership and remarkable support, saying, “QU has accomplished numerous successes such as achieving accreditation, increasing the number of graduate programs and research projects based on community needs, which supports national priorities and development strategies on sustainability, health, information technology, social sciences and identity.” She added, saying, “The university has also developed its infrastructure and facilities, and provides its students with a rich academic environment that helps them reach their academic potential and personal goals.” Prof Al-Misnad thanked the Board of Regents for their committed leadership, and the faculty and parents for their support throughout the students’ academic journey.  

HH The Deputy Emir honors QU 3 [].jpgValedictorian Ahmed Al-Faridooni from College of Law congratulated his counterparts saying: “We’ve waited for this moment since we were school students, and today we are starting a new phase in our lives. We overcame a lot of challenges to realize this successful chapter and we thank Qatar University who gave us high-quality education and the opportunities to excel and unlock our potential, our parents for their continuous support and sacrifice, and our professors for their guidance and contribution in developing our academic and professional abilities and capacities.”