Since its inception in 1977, Qatar University (QU) continues to serve as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education and has become today a beacon of academic and research excellence in the region.
QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, QU has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies.
QU hosts ten colleges -- College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); College of Business and Economics (CBE); College of Education (CED); College of Engineering (CENG); College of Health Sciences (CHS); College of Law (LAWC); College of Medicine (CMED); College of Pharmacy (CPH); College of Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS) and College of Dental Medicine (CDM).
QU offers the widest range of academic programs -- 45 Bachelors, 27 Masters, eight Ph.D. programs, four Diplomas, and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)-- in Qatar tailoring them to meet the needs of Qatari society.
Research is an integral part of the academic environment at QU and is bolstered by an ambitious five-year roadmap addressing national priorities and listing four priority research areas -- Energy, Environment and Resource Sustainability; Social Change and Identity; Population, Health and Wellness; and Information, Communication and Technologies (ICT) -- a state-of-the-art Research Complex, and 14 research centers of excellence. It is further enhanced by over 400 collaborative projects in over 130 countries.