At the College of Public Policy, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), research is the heart of everything we do. All of our faculty members are actively engaged in major projects, often enlisting students as research assistants. The research that faculty do feeds and enriches their teaching. Our students are writing papers for all their courses, and then have thesis and capstone projects to stretch their research and writing abilities.
Our research is multidisciplinary and comparative in nature, with many projects focusing on global and international policy challenges. At the same time, our mission is to support policy making in Qatar, and help build capacity towards the Qatar Vision 2030.
The College of Public Policy branches into multiple research programs that help focus faculty research efforts. They are as follows:
This collaboration supports Education Above All with evidence to advance global access to quality and inclusive education. Research includes country studies, thematic studies, and policy assessments. This collaboration supports Education Above All in its work and positions both EAA and CPP as a leader in contributing evidence to transform lives through education.
This study proposes a comprehensive resilience management framework that aims to bring stakeholders from different critical sectors and society together to collectively work to achieve over-arching national resilience.
The aim is to produce strategic insights that contribute to an understanding of the forces and trends shaping the future trajectories of Qatari society across socio-cultural and socio-economic domains.
The SRP Cluster 1 will examine four key strategic areas:
The International Social Cohesiveness Index falls short of accounting for different contexts and variables. This research cluster, therefore, aims at developing an HBKU Index of an interdisciplinary construct that can fill in the gaps and provide an index of this multifaceted construct that could be used in Qatar and the region.
The SRP Cluster 2 covers three domains:
To address the question of how the Global Citizenship Education (GCED) goals and SDGs can be increasingly absorbed into Qatar’s education system, while assessing current awareness of these goals, in order to build a more robust dynamic community of Qatari students and global citizens. Through data collection, surveys, interviews, focus groups, document analysis, pilot observations with participant groups including students, teachers, administrative and leadership personnel, relevant government personnel, and community groups, this project will identify progress made advancing SDGs in Qatar. It will then identify what further work needs to be done to meet the GCED objectives. Learn More
The AFTF is a diverse forum with 30 distinguished male and female members who reject armed conflict and represent various ethnicities and political persuasions from inside and outside Afghanistan. It was initiated by Dr. Barakat as the centerpiece of a wider action research project where knowledge gained leads to both policy changes and bridging the divide between stakeholders.