Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry.

Thank you for your interest in our University.  Qatar University has grown and progressed significantly since 1979, gaining a wealth of academic, research and institutional accomplishments that have served to position us as an effective partner in the Qatari society and one of the leading universities in the region.

QU is further growing in international reputation as evidenced by our ranking of 11th among 100 universities in the MENA region.  Added to this, is a growing number of highly-popular specialist Masters and PhD programs, multiple significant research successes, an ambitious research roadmap fielding  national development priorities, and a large body of talented sought-after graduates.  We also boast a large portfolio of internationally-accredited colleges and programs that attest to a high level of excellence and quality.

We continue to be proud of our close relationship with the public and private sector that has launched a number of MOUs and collaborative agreements that benefit our students, faculty, and the institution as a whole.   These agreements have themselves engendered a number of Professional Chair positions that serve to build on our research objectives, invigorate students’ learning by doing, and further expand partnerships with leading organizations in Qatar and beyond.

As a national university, we recognize our responsibility to uplift the culture and the identity of the Qatari society. This is in keeping with and support of the State of Qatar’s vision and the development strategies, under its Social Development Pillar, to “preserve Qatar’s national heritage and enhance Arab and Islamic values and identity”.

All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.

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Our Vision :

Qatar University shall be a model national university in the region, recognized for high-quality education and research and for being a leader of economic and social development.

Our Mission :

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty who teach and conduct research, which addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Prepare competent graduates by providing high quality education
  • Conduct quality research that addresses contemporary challenges and advances knowledge
  • Identify and meet the needs and aspirations of society
  • Provide effective and efficient support and facilities to academic missions and maintain a supportive environment for the university community

Today, Qatar University comprises eight colleges:  Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Pharmacy; Sharia and Islamic Studies; and Medicine.  The university has over the years added a wide range of new programs that are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 14,000 students and an alumni body of over 30,000.


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