Posted on June 04, 2017

Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar University (QU) will hold the men’s graduation ceremony of Class of 2017 on October 10. The women’s ceremony will be held on October 11 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, wife of the Emir.

This year, around 4000 students (1000 men and 3000 women) will be graduating. This is the 40th batch of students to graduate from QU.

Commenting on the upcoming event, QU VP for Student Affairs Dr Khalid Al-Khanji expressed his appreciation for the Emir’s visionary leadership and support for QU students, saying, “The graduation of the 40th batch of students comes after years of dedication and hard work during which QU has accomplished many achievements in regional and international university rankings. The University has also been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies for its colleges and academic programs. Additionally, QU has notched up a number of ISO certifications for its research labs and management systems. This had a positive impact on the level of competency of QU graduates, and reflects the University’s commitment to graduate highly-qualified students who meet the labor market’s expectations.”

Since its inception in 1973, QU has served as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education. With more than 17,000 students in its ranks, it is today a beacon of higher education and academic and research excellence. QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. With 79 specializations at the undergraduate and graduate levels, QU offers the widest range of academic programs in Qatar tailoring them to meet the needs of Qatari society. QU hosts nine colleges -- Arts and Sciences (CAS); Business and Economics (CBE); Education (CED); Engineering (CENG); Health Sciences (CHS); Law (LAWC); Medicine (CMED); Pharmacy (CPH); and Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS).