Friday 29 May 2020

Qatar’s HBKU expands academic offerings

DOHA, June 5, 2019

Qatar-based Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a leading higher education institution, has expanded its academic offerings with the introduction of eight new academic programmes across six of its colleges.

The programmes were recently presented at an official inauguration event drawing hundreds of potential applicants to the university's vibrant campus in the city of Doha, Qatar.

The newly introduced programmes include a Master of Arts in Applied Islamic Ethics at the College of Islamic Studies, and a PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Additionally, HBKU is offering a Master of Information Systems in Health Management and Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management (a joint degree with the University of South Carolina) at the College of Science and Engineering, and an LLM in International Law and Foreign Affairs and LLM in International Economic and Business Law at the College of Law.

A Master of Science in Exercise Science at the College of Health and Life Sciences (a joint degree with the University of South Carolina) is now on offer, as well as a Master of Public Policy offered by the College of Public Policy.

HBKU's new degree programmes are tailored to build specialized capacity that addresses the most in-demand current and future skills of local and international employment markets. The expansion of its degree offerings reflects a logical continuation of the university's consistent growth and leadership as an academic institution and a world-class provider of multidisciplinary education and research in Qatar.    

Maryam Al-Mannai, vice president of student affairs at HBKU, said: "Each of HBKU's new programmes was carefully selected with past, current and future challenges and trends in mind. The programmes benefit from the expertise of top-tier faculty members, a nurturing educational ecosystem, and well-rounded curricula that integrate unconventional learning methods."

"With specializations spanning global ethics, social studies, health and exercise sciences, international law and affairs, and public policy, the programmes are a testament to HBKU's robust growth. As the university nears its tenth anniversary, it cements important milestones and achievements that have materialized in a very short time span,” Al-Mannai added.

HBKU is tasked with a mission to provide specialized and highly distinctive graduate programmes. As of Fall 2019, it will offer a total of 33 degrees at master's and PhD levels. – TradeArabia News Service


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