Since its inception in 1973, Qatar University (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 in the GCC region.
The organization’s 6th President took office in June 2015.
QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, QU has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies.
QU has achieved a number of rankings successes, the most recent of which is No 1 in the Arab region in the Round University Rankings (RUR), which followed No 1 in the International Outlook Indicator of the World University Rankings 2015-2016.
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) — offer the widest range of academic programs in Qatar tailoring them to meet the needs of Qatari society — 31 Bachelors, 26 Masters, 4 Diplomas, and 6 Doctoral programs.