University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) hosted an official visit by representatives from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to mark the newly formed partnership.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management (BBA HRM) Programme at UDST is the first in Qatar to be accredited by CIPD, the leading professional body for human resources and people development. UDST is the first university in Qatar to achieve CIPD’s Approved Programme Provider status, a statement said.
The collaboration was celebrated in a ceremony organised by UDST and attended by prominent representatives from both organisations. Officials from CIPD presented a certificate and plaque to UDST president Dr Salem Al-Naemi.
Dr Al-Naemi, said: “We are honoured and delighted to take this important step as we strive to continuously elevate the standard of education offered by the University. There is constant change in today’s workforce and the University is continually evolving to enable students to meet real-world challenges with aptitude.”
Mark Baker, channel partner manager at CIPD, said: “UDST is a pioneering institution in Qatar, focused on delivering world-class applied education. The synergy between UDST and CIPD will set new benchmarks in HR education and fortify Qatar's talent landscape. Our collaboration ensures that UDST students are prepared to navigate the complexity of the Human Resources field with yet another internationally recognised qualification under their belts.”
Prof Stuart Jauncey, dean of the College of Business at UDST, said: “Graduates of the BBA HRM Programme from UDST will automatically qualify for Associate CIPD membership, thereby receiving dual credentials upon completing their degree while students currently enrolled in the programme will have CIPD student membership and can make use of the associated benefits.”
The primary beneficiaries of the partnership are students enrolled in UDST’s BBA HRM Programme. However, all undergraduate students within the College of Business can gain from this association through potential seminars, workshops, and collaborative research opportunities.