AFG College with the University of Aberdeen will offer two more new programmes from the next academic year after completing all the necessary approvals, according to the chairperson.
“We are planning to introduce computer science and artificial intelligence pending approval from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. It could be started either from September or January intake,” Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh al-Thani, chairperson of Al Faleh Educational Holding as well as the founder and chairperson of AFG College with the University of Aberdeen told Gulf Times.
Speaking on the sidelines of the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2022 of the university, Dr Sheikha Aisha said AFG College with the University of Aberdeen plans to introduce several new programmes in the coming years. “We have plans to introduce medical studies in the coming years and we plan to launch PhD programmes in some specific areas. We will expand the programmes depending on the needs of the country as well as the demands of the labour market in the country and across the globe,” she explained.
The chairperson said that the student strength is growing steadily year after year as the university has added several new programmes. She noted: “Our numbers are growing strong every year and we have a large number of students. This shows the confidence of the community in the excellence of our programmes and we get very strong feedback from the graduates and our alumni as well as the employers of our graduates.”
“We have also started the construction of our new campus which is expected to be completed in 18 months and we are planning to complete the construction in different stages. We are aiming to complete two buildings in the first stage. Then we will develop more buildings as we aim to expand our programmes and start courses in several new areas. We hope to become a full-fledged one with all the facilities in the very near future,” added Dr Sheikha Aisha.