Under the patronage and presence of His Highness the Amir's consort Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim al-Thani, Qatar University (QU) on Thursday organised yesterday the graduation ceremony of its 45th batch of distinguished female students.
The event at the QU Sports and Events Complex, saw 479 distinguished female students from the Class of 2022 honoured. The graduation ceremony of the Class of 2022 includes graduates of the following semesters: Fall 2021 and Winter 2022, in addition to those who are expected to graduate by the end of Spring 2022.
The graduation ceremony of the 45th batch of male graduates, held on Wednesday under the patronage of His Highness the Amir and in the presence of His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani, saw 672 men from the Class of 2022 celebrating their achievements.
In his speech on Thursday, QU president Dr Hassan al-Derham said the 45th batch of graduates join the alumni of 42,000 female graduates since the university’s founding.
“Qatar University has maintained its position in the top 250 universities in the QS World University Rankings. It is one of the top 350 universities internationally, according to the Times Higher Education rankings and also ranked second among Arab universities according to both ranking institutions,” he said while outlining all the major achievements of the national university.
“The importance of innovation and leadership has been an important focus of the University's strategy. In this context, the University launched several pillars, the most important being the establishment of the Office of Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, which has designed, developed and launched many training, support and funding programmes to drive Qatar's emerging knowledge and technology companies. The University also established a private holding company that allows it to have flexibility in contributing to the process of economic development of its innovations, intellectual outputs, assets, knowledge, research and capabilities of its employees.”
During the ceremony, graduate Dana Ali al-Mulla gave a speech on behalf of the 45th graduating class. QU Professor of Arabic Language Lolwa Al-Abdulla in QU was the master of ceremonies.