Posted on January 18, 2015

The Career Services Center (CSC) at Qatar University (QU) yesterday held its annual “Employer Recognition Ceremony” at Doha St Regis Hotel, with the aim to honor companies and institutions in different sectors who collaborated with QU colleges to train or sponsor their students during 2014. In recognition of their contribution, one hundred and twenty (120) employers were presented with trophies by QU President Prof Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad in the presence of QU leaders, deans, faculty and staff.

In her remarks, Prof Al Misnad expressed her appreciation and gratitude to the employers for their essential role in supporting the mission of the university and providing invaluable opportunities to its students to develop their skills and enrich their academic experience. “This timely event shows the core role of the ongoing collaborations between QU and its partners which contribute to achieving the goals of Qatar National Vision and building a knowledge-based economy. Since its inception, QU is committed to providing its students with accredited high-quality programs, and with the skills and abilities that enable them to compete at the highest level in the labor market,” she added.

QU partners honored in Employer 2 [].jpgShe also noted that QU is committed to strengthening relations with its partners and always keen to engage employers on their needs and expectations and to respond by developing and enriching its curricula, which is reflected by the establishment of the new College of Medicine (CMED) that is designed to address the increasing need for Qatar-trained physicians, and to support the country’s growing healthcare sector and national strategies in healthcare and education. Prof Al-Misnad also introduced the new CMED Dean Dr Egon Toft who gave a presentation about the college, updating the audience on current progress, program design, learning outcomes and future prospects. 

Assistant VP for Student Success and Development Mrs Haya Al-Attiyah, said: “We are pleased to honor these employers who have demonstrated their commitment to our mission and vision and who are strong partners with us in preparing our students to become the leaders of the vast number of projects that are taking place in Qatar. Their support is invaluable to us and we look forward to continuing these partnerships into the future which will continue to be of great benefit to our students.”