ERIC Number: ED263804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
University Education in Qatar: A Case Study.
Morsi, Mohamed Monir; Al-Kobaisi, Abdullah J.
The development of the University of Qatar, which is located in the Western Arabian Gulf, is described. The only higher education (tertiary) institution, the university is public with an independent structure and budget. In addition to its academic studies and preparation of graduates for work, the university seeks to preserve the Islamic and Qatari cultural heritage. Additional principles underlie Qatar college studies: university education is free; male and female students are separated in every aspect of university activities; academic freedom is guaranteed within the Arab and Islamic traditions; Arabic is the language of instruction, whenever possible; employment of Qataris is guaranteed after graduation; the university is publicly funded, within the general budget of the state. Since its establishment as a college of education in 1973, the university has grown in size and structure, and currently comprises four research centers and five faculties: education, humanities and social sciences, science, Islamic Studies, and engineering. Departments under each division are identified, and information is provided on university administration, access to higher education, academic programs and degrees, students and scholarships, academic achievement, graduates, teaching staff, and new buildings. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Qatar Univ., Doha. Educational Research Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Qatar