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DI’s Executive Director Highlights to QNA World-Class Achievements Ahead of Tomorrow’s 7th MA Cohort Graduation -1-

The School of Economics, Administration, and Public Policy (SEAPP) offers a master’s in public administration, public policy, and development economics, as well as an Executive master’s in public administration. SEAPP has expanded its programs to include the Double Executive Master’s in public administration and Business Administration (MBA – EMPA), in partnership with the European Institute of Management and Technology in Berlin.

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) launched the Executive Master’s in Diplomatic Studies and International Cooperation for the academic year 2020/2021, receiving students from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)’s diplomatic corps under a memorandum of understanding with its Diplomatic Institute. The Executive Director of the Administration and Finance Division Eman Abdullah Al Sulaiti stated that the number of students accepted this year in both schools reached 306 male and female students, with the percentage of Qatari students standing at 30 percent distributed over 18. She also pointed out that since its establishment in 2015, DI has so far received more than 61,000 applications for admission to the institute.

Al Sulaiti stressed that the doctoral programs are the embodiment of DI’s mission, centered on the production of knowledge in social, humanity, and administrative sciences in Arabic as the main language, without neglecting the use of other languages.

The Executive Director of the Administration and Finance Division added that the doctoral track aims to train generations of Qatari and Arab researchers, as well as other students who wish to join this track, enabling them to pursue their studies and engage in the development of their communities. She noted that the track prepares in-depth researchers armed with the highest levels of academic qualification in their specializations, and by the same token enhances the institute’s contribution to knowledge production in the Arabic language.

Eman Abdullah Al Sulaiti stated that the institute prioritizes the admission of Qatari and Arab students, especially those residing in Qatar, adopting uniform admissions requirements for all, which include holding a bachelor’s degree with a good grade or above, being fluent in the Arabic language, and having a good command of the English language, according to competitive grounds.

She pointed out that the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies offers several scholarships annually, to attract academically qualified students from the State of Qatar and beyond. She detailed that scholarships vary, as some are awarded based on academic merit, whilst others are based on financial needs.

The Executive Director of the Administration and Finance Division said that the Tamim academic merit scholarship is aimed at Qatari and international students in Qatar and the Arab world. The scholarship covers tuition fees and 100 percent of housing fees, in addition to providing health insurance and monthly stipends. She also explained that the Sanad financial need scholarship is intended for Qatari and international students residing in Qatar. The scholarship covers anywhere from 10 to 100 percent of the fees for Qatari and resident students.

At the end of her interview with QNA, Al Sulaiti said that DI’s achievements would not have been possible without the state’s support, as well as its creation of an environment that stimulates research, creativity, and freedom of thought in a way that serves the local, Arab, and global communities.

Source: Qatar News Agency