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Qatar University to Start New Academic Year Sunday, to Launch New Strategy – REPORT-

Qatar University (QU) is due to open the new academic year on Sunday. The opening of the new academic year 2023-2024 comes amid full preparation and mobilization to proceed with the march of academic, research and institutional milestones as QU is on …

Qatar University (QU) is due to open the new academic year on Sunday. The opening of the new academic year 2023-2024 comes amid full preparation and mobilization to proceed with the march of academic, research and institutional milestones as QU is on the verge of launching a new strategy which is consistent with the third National Development Strategy 2023-2030.

The university is poised to receive nearly 30,000 male and female students this year among them over 6000 new students in a variety of scientific levels, colleges and academic disciplines who have finished the electronic orientation meetings during the two past weeks which included an overall presentation for various college procedures and services.

The university received a new contingent of teaching staff in various disciplines and organized the annual orientation meeting for them in quest of highlighting the university services, various departments and sections, as well as defining its identity, policies, and strategic academic, research and administrative orientations that require engagement of all in achieving them to ensure advancement in the sphere of global classifications and achieve objectives and purposes related to local development and develop human knowledge.

With the new academic year approaching, QU is pleased to highlight the accomplishments made over the past years at scientific and academic levels, including infrastructure, as well as the partnership relations it has fostered with the local community and higher education’s institutions in many countries worldwide.

In its endeavors to continue its triumph on this track, QU stands ready to announce the new strategy which is apparently consistent with the third national development strategy that combines a review of the current programs as previously underscored by the university officials and open new colleges, departments and programs that respond to the requirements of the current generation and generations to come, along with the requirements of Qatar National Vision 2030.

The strategy also offers interaction with the digital age and the tremendous technological evolution to be optimally employed to have a crucial impact on Qatar’s renaissance and chart its bright future.

The strategy, in question, will determine work tracks for the university to proceed with excellence in performance and new developments locally and globally to build on the milestones it has achieved, and the successes scored in education, scientific research, corporate development, responsibility and societal partnership.

Such milestones did not happen in a vacuum, but came in accordance with strategic visions and plans that were meticulously charted over the past years transforming QU from a traditional educational institution into a premium edifice where experiences and expertise react and ideas and knowledge converge to represent a major tributary for business market through supplying it with talents in multi-disciplinary fields to keep up with development plans that are responsive to the global evolution in knowledge fields.

The expansion in academic programs was followed by a tremendous growth in research facilities as QU today embraces 18 research centers and other supporting research facilities which contribute to achieving national priorities in development, modernization, upgradation, and global knowledge which bolster students’ capabilities and skills in scientific research, development, and creativity.

All affiliates of this national university are proud of the premium status QU has attained after it has climbed up the QS world rankings 2024, placing 173. The latest achievement follows the announcement by Times Higher Education (THE) that QU placed 28th in the THE Asia rankings 2023, moving up 18 places from 2022 and proudly entering the top 30 universities in Asia, as well as placing 24th worldwide and first in the MENA region on the Young Universities ranking by the same ranking agency. (MORE)

Source: Qatar News Agency