Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.
HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.
At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser has been actively engaged in education and social reforms in Qatar for many years and has also national and international development programs in education, health and employment.
She is the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), a private non-profit organization founded in 1995 of which HBKU is a member. Its flagship project is Education City, which covers over 14 million square meters and houses branch campuses of renowned international universities and institutions. Her Highness founded HBKU in 2010, as the flagship national university within Education City.
Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani serves as Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), a private non-profit organization founded in 1995 by His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Co-Founder and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation.
HBKU, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is a private, non-profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating academic programs that are innovative and multidisciplinary.Learn more
HBKU’s leadership consists of an experienced Board of Trustees and a dedicated senior management who play a vital role in guiding HBKU’s growth.View leadership
Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah is the President of HBKU and has been, since 2002, a key player in the development of Education City into a unique hub for knowledge and education.Learn More