Qatar University (QU) moved from 332 in the QS World University Ranking in 2019 to 276 in the 2020 ranking, effectively jumping 56 places, and becoming one of the most improved universities.
President of Qatar University Dr. Hassan al-Derham commented on the achievement saying, “This is a staggering jump and one we are all immensely proud of as it reflects the success of our direction and our strategy. We are committed to transforming higher education in Qatar by proactively playing a leading role in shaping and enabling the transformation of the nation’s higher education system. We are honoured by the recognition that comes along with placements such as this one, which opens up opportunities for our students, faculty and community.”
QU President Dr Hassan al-Derham
In 2017, QU released a five-year strategy for the years 2018-2022, which mapped out the routes to achieving continuing performance excellence and builds on key areas of education, research, institution and engagement, while taking into consideration the plans and aspirations of Qatar National Vision 2030.
Chief Strategy & Development Officer Dr Darwish al-Emadi commented on QU’s continuous progress saying, “We are immensely proud of our standing in the QS World University Ranking for 2020, which is a testament to QU as a model national university and an educational pioneer that rigorously strives to achieve educational excellence. In a relatively short time we have managed to gain international recognition for our graduate and postgraduate programmes, which are considered the most prestigious in the region. We have also seen tremendous progress in our research capabilities, which are tied with national priorities and produce the highest quality research.”
Recently QU has boasted an ambitious research roadmap fielding national development priorities, and a number of significant research successes with global significance. QU also encompasses a large portfolio of internationally-accredited colleges and programmes that attest to a high level of excellence and quality. The University maintains a close relationship between the public and private sector that has launched a number of MoUs and collaborative agreements, which greatly benefit the institution.