Qatar University (QU) last week held graduation ceremonies for more than 2,800 Class of 2021 female students from nine individual colleges.
The ceremonies were held for the 44th batch of graduates from the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, College of Law, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences (mass communications, history, psychology, social work and sociology programmes) in the first group, College of Arts and Sciences (graduate studies, biology, environmental sciences, statistics, chemistry, sports sciences, mathematics, Arabic language, English literature and linguistics, international affairs, policy planning and development programmes) in the second group and lastly College of Business and Economics.
The College of Sharia and Islamic Studies and College of Law at QU held a graduation ceremony for the 44th batch of graduates in the presence of Yousef Ahmed al-Zaman, chairman of the Board of Directors at Qatar Bar Association, the guest of honour at the ceremony held on October 12 evening. During the ceremony, 242 female graduates were honoured from the College of Law and 105 female graduates from the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies.
Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa at the College of Business and Economics graduation
The College of Education and College of Engineering organised a graduation ceremony on October 13 morning. It featured 422 graduates from the College of Education and 232 graduates from the College of Engineering in the presence of Ibrahim Mohamed al-Jaidah, CEO of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) as the guest of honour.
College of Arts and Sciences students at their graduation ceremony
QU’s College of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine organised a graduation ceremony for graduates of the three colleges on October 13 evening in the presence of Dr Abdullatif al-Khal, Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) deputy chief medical officer and director of Medical Education, as the guest of honour. The ceremony included 91 female graduates from the College of Health Sciences, 54 from the College of Pharmacy and 31 from the College of Medicine.
The largest college of the university, the College of Arts and Sciences, organised a graduation ceremony for its students, which included 942 graduates, in two ceremonies, one in the morning and another in the evening on October 14. The first ceremony was graced by Faleh bin Hussein al-Hajri, director of the Research and Cultural Studies Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The second ceremony was held in the presence of Dr Jabr al-Nuaimi, owner and founder of Newton International Schools, as a guest of honour.
In the presence of Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa, CEO of Qatar Development Bank, the College of Business and Economics held its graduation ceremony on October 16 morning. A total of 701 graduates were honoured during the ceremony.
"As QU graduates its 44th cohort of graduates, the university continues to chronicle a long history spanning decades in which it contributes heavily to Qatar’s development and prosperity, through boosting the labour market with qualified graduates," the university said in a statement. "QU’s new strategy places an emphasis on elevating the student experience by placing QU as a pioneer and a leading educational institution in the higher education sector in Qatar and abroad. QU is committed to providing quality education in areas of national priority, moving towards building a knowledge-based society."
The ceremonies included a video screening produced by QU, where the public learned about the university's vision and the most important achievements of its students. In consideration of the health and safety of the attendees, the university ensured that safety and precautionary measures approved by the State were fully implemented during the event.