Qatar University President HE Dr Hassan bin Rashid al-Derham said that the university has continued its progress in the international rankings of universities during the past two years thanks to the excellence in performance at various levels, and the provision of a distinct environment that stimulates innovation and creativity in teaching, learning, research and science.
He said in a speech during the induction meeting — 'Ya-Hala' — for new faculty members, which was held Wednesday, that the university has made excellence a goal, a way of life and a way of working.
Dr Nasser bin Abdullah al-Nuaimi
This was one of the reasons for its rise to advanced positions in the world rankings of universities, and in its management of the difficult crises that the world has experienced during the past two years.
He added that the university was able to implement various programmes and quickly adapt to the social distancing conditions imposed by the pandemic.
This is a result of the advanced infrastructure and academic environment that stimulate creativity, research, teaching and learning, and provide all forms of financial, moral, research and technical support.
Dr. Omar Al Ansari
Qatar University jumped to rank 208 in the world this year, achieving an increase of 16 places over last year's edition, when it was in 224th place, according to the QS World Ranking.
Vice-President for Academic Affairs Dr Omar al-Ansari said that the university is one of the most important universities in the region and the world, as confirmed by international rankings of higher education institutions, adding that the ranking is not a goal in itself, but rather an affirmation of the efforts made by the university in the fields of teaching, research and infrastructure to be a leader in all fields and achieve its goals, vision and mission of being recognised regionally for its qualitative excellence in education and research.
He pointed out that the university currently includes 11 colleges and has 1,391 faculty members in the various disciplines offered by the university, and includes 50 scientific programmes at the undergraduate level and 46 programmes at the postgraduate level.
Vice-President for Student Affairs at Qatar University Dr Eiman Mustafawi said that the university currently has 28,500 students, including 26,000 at the undergraduate level and more than 2,000 students at the postgraduate level, of whom 68 % are Qataris and the rest are of different nationalities, and this number is 71% of females. Assistant Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies Dr Nasser bin Abdullah al-Nuaimi, said the university has 17 research centres. (QNA)