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

Doha Institute for Postgraduate Studies (DI) will hold Thursday a graduation ceremony for the seventh cohort of master’s students.

Speaking with Qatar News Agency , DI’s Executive Director of the Administrative and Financial Division Eman Al Sulaiti said the ceremony befits DI’s academic and scientific reputation and position, satisfies its administration’s aspirations and please its graduates. The ceremony celebrates multisector achievements over the past eight years that have bolstered the DI’s position locally, regionally, and internationally, Al Sulaiti said.

There are 186 male and female graduates from the seventh cohort – 121 from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and 65 from the School of Economics, Administration and Public Policy. This number takes the DI’s total MA graduates since its inception in 2015 to 1,040 graduates from more than 50 countries around the world, with some of whom are now pursuing PhD tracks in renowned world universities.

The seventh cohort students include 93 on scholarships from Qatar Fund for Development, part of the State of Qatar’s scholarship program for international students, Al Sulaiti said.

Extending congratulations to all graduates and wishing them success in their academic and practical careers, Al Sulaiti expressed the DI’s pride in graduating students armed with science and knowledge, and able to contribute and address the needs and development of their countries.

She also highlighted the academic, research, institutional and organizational achievements in line with the DI’s objectives to qualify cadres that address the aspirations and needs of the Arab region in sustainable development and intellectual and social advancement. The DI seeks to graduate researchers able to contribute to the production of knowledge in accordance with international standards, and professionals who are well versed in advanced skills in their specializations, she said. She also highlighted the DI’s strategies integrating teaching and learning with scientific research and the values of integrity and professionalism.

An independent institution for postgraduate studies, the DI has significantly expanded in academic programs that fully meet the needs of the country and the region and respond to international challenges and highly developed facilities and infrastructure that serves all students, researchers and staff and enhances cooperation with other Qatar-based educational and community institutions.

Al Sulaiti said that these remarkable developments led to the DI’s gaining of institutional accreditation from the Quality Assurance Agency in the United Kingdom, the first-ever Qatari academic institution to win the achievement. The accreditation was based on the DI’s excellence in main eight areas including the DI’s social and cultural impacts, strategic investment in human capital, specialized support for students, top-notch educational resources and publishing in world-class journals.

The DI offers MA and PhD tracks through its two schools. The School of Social Sciences and Humanities offers 13 programs in Philosophy, History, Sociology and Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Linguistics and Arabic Lexicography, Comparative Literature, Media Studies and Journalism, Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, Critical Security Studies, Psychology and Human Rights. (MORE)

Source: Qatar News Agency