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UDST President to QNA: The mission of the university is to…

(MENAFN- Gulf Times)

The Doha University for Science and Technology (UDST) will celebrate the graduation of a new group of students for 2022 on Tuesday. Some 473 boys and girls will graduate across all majors. UDST President Dr. Salem bin Nasser Al Naemi said in an interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA) that this is the first batch after the university was established by resolution Amiri No. 13 of 2022 issued by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani last February.
Previously it was known as the College of the North Atlantic.
He added: ‘Our celebration of the graduation of this group of university students for the first time in the university’s history on campus means that we are celebrating our 20th year of the university’s academic heritage. in Qatar, bringing the number of its graduates to more than 7,000.’
He pointed out that UDST is the first applied university in Qatar and its interest, unlike the academic aspect, is focused on covering the very important professional and technical aspects of the country.
He said being named the University of Doha shows the national depth in the field of education, especially in the professional field, and its mission is for students to graduate and be ready for the job market. .
He pointed out that UDST, as a national university, gives priority to Qatari students, especially students from specialized secondary schools, and is in contact with the academic supervisors of these schools; with the aim of informing students about the scientific and practical aspects of the university, and that it will therefore welcome them in the fall of 2022.
Al Naemi pointed out that all the university’s practical, scientific and professional specializations come from the labor market, and pointed out that the university’s programs are very important to meet the needs of the state.
Regarding the educational opportunities the university provides to students, he noted that it has carefully developed curricula and educational approach to achieve maximum benefits for students. This gives students the opportunity to test an integrated educational experience through an interactive simulation environment and field exercises, gaining extensive experience and acquiring skills that contribute to helping them obtain employment opportunities. appropriate after graduation, he said.
Al Naemi added that Qatari students and children of Qatari women are exempt from tuition fees for diploma and applied bachelor’s degree programs.
In a related context, he said that admissions for the fall semester at the university are open until June 9, the application deadline, considering the large number of students wishing to join the university. Students can submit their application through the website.
He explained that the university now includes four colleges of Business Administration, Computing and Information Technology, Technology Engineering and the College of Health Sciences, in addition to 12 additional new programs, covering the number of programs offered at 58, including 23 applied degree programs. , four applied master’s programs, in addition to 31 degree and advanced degree programs.
Al Naemi said work on the new programs will begin in the fall semester.
He added that the university is unique in offering many specialized programs, including banking, technology and finance, data science and artificial intelligence, and respiratory therapy, which has proven its feasibility and importance during the coronavirus pandemic, medical radiology and communication, digital and media production, electrical power and renewable energy engineering, construction engineering and automation and control systems engineering, with the addition of a degree program in nursing at the College of Health Sciences.
The university continues to build new partnerships that serve its students in many ways, he said. Among these, the development of programs that take into account the needs of various work sectors and offer students an opportunity for training and applied research, as well as employment, in addition to constantly seeking innovation and the latest novelties. in the world of modern technology that serves the education system of Qatar, and wishes to develop skills capable of adapting to the variables of the national and global economy.
He explained that the local university’s partnerships include government agencies ranging from ministries to institutions, as well as businesses, industry, the private sector and the Qatar Solar Energy Company. He said that these bodies send their students to university to study, design training, professional and technical courses for them, as well as global partnerships with universities and stakeholders in Canada, the United States and the Kingdom. United, in terms of the exchange of students and faculty members, while allowing university graduates to complete their studies at these universities.
Al Naemi said that the number of university students in 2018 was 2,800, and today it stands at 5,400 students from 73 nationalities, distributed among its various faculties, and they embody the cultural environment of the university.


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