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About the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) was established with a vision to enrich society in Qatar and across the wider world with transformative educational experiences that bridge disciplinary boundaries, and offer the academic community opportunities to engage in innovative research and collaboration. The college aspires to nurture a diverse body of academically grounded and socially responsible global citizens, whose versatility will enable them to navigate the complexities of today’s world and become tomorrow`s leaders.

CHSS currently offers five graduate degree programs in the fields of translation and interpreting; women, society and development; and digital humanities. The Master of Arts programs in translation studies and audiovisual translation are delivered by the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) and internationally validated by the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

CHSS strives to achieve academic excellence and promote cutting-edge research. This mission is accomplished through innovative, interdisciplinary, research intensive postgraduate programs in the humanities and social sciences that prepare qualified graduates for the professional and scholarly worlds. By creating a unique educational and learning experience for students, CHSS will develop their intellectual and creative capacities and equip them with the professional skills to advance in their careers and future lives.

Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki


Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki

Welcome the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), which launched its two first MA programs in August 2017. Despite being a young College, CHSS is able to leverage the reputation and the impact of the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) in Qatar and beyond, and to build upon the strong ties TII has established with governmental and semi-government entities, industry, and civil society. Opportunities are abundant, and CHSS is committed to creating leaders who can turn these opportunities into realities that will benefit their direct societies and humanity in general.

The college's strength today is attributed to the faculty, staff, students, supporters, stakeholders and partners on their substantial contributions to all our successes. Together, we are all committed to making a positive social impact locally and globally through unique and transformative interdisciplinary educational programs and research.

We encourage you to browse through our web page, explore our courses, and read through the profiles of members of our faculty.

Dean's Bio

CHSS Advisory Council Members

  • Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki

    Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki Founding Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Hamad bin Khalifa University – Qatar Foundation

  • Dr. Nima Nazari

    Dr. Khalid Al-Horr CEO, Qatar Finance and Business Academy – QFBA

  • HE Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al –Thani

    HE Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al –Thani Director of the Government Communication Office

  • Mr. Hassan Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim

    Mr. Hassan Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim Assistant Secretary-General of Qatar National Tourism Council

  • H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi

    H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

  • Dr. Tarik M. Yousef

    Dr. Tarik M. Yousef Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development Director - Brookings Doha Center

  • Ms. Ameena Al Haroon

    Ms. Ameena Al Haroon CHSS Alumni Governance Officer QF Board Management Office

  • Dr. Hassan Hakimian

    Dr. Hassan Hakimian Director of Middle Eastern Studies Department

  •  David Kaufer

    Professor David Kaufer Mellon Distinguished Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon

  • Dr. Steven Wright

    Steven Wright Accreditation

  • Ms. Nada Abduljalil Al-Mahmeed

    Ms. Nada Abduljalil Al-Mahmeed Director of Translation and Training Center

  • Dr. Nima Nazari

    Dr. Nima Nazari Director, Language Center

  • Hendrik J. Kockaert

    Dr. Hendrik J. Kockaert Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies