Established by the Emir of Qatar, Qatar University (QU) has served as the nation’s major institution of higher education since its founding in 1977 and has grown into a regional beacon of academic and research excellence.
The university hosts ten colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Sharia and Islamic Studies, Pharmacy, College of Health Science, College of Medicine and College of Dental Medicine, and offers undergraduate programs as well as a growing number of specialist Masters and PhD programs. Qatar University offers a wide array of academic programs — 47 Bachelors, 29 Masters, 20 Ph.D. programs, nine Diplomas, and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)– which aims at tailoring the students to meet the needs of Qatari society.
The institution is proud of its long history of progress and innovation, which has helped the country’s labor market meet its expanding demands. It was the first university in the country to offer a pharmacology course in 2006, which quickly grew into the College of Pharmacy in 2008.
The university’s campus, which is 16 kilometers from Doha’s center, faces the shore and provides spectacular seaside views. Its architecture is ultramodern while also evoking traditional Islamic design concepts. Male and female students are separated into two campuses, each with its own lecture rooms, laboratories, and learning support services.
Through collaborations and partnerships with industry, government, academia, business, and civil society in Qatar and abroad, Qatar University is moving closer to its goal of becoming a leader in economic and social development.