Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Class of 2020 & 2021


Join us in celebrating the graduation of 421 graduates from our Class of 2020 and 2021 in our virtual ceremony. As we bid the graduates farewell, we celebrate their time at HBKU and honor their hard work and dedication.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s Class of 2020 and 2021 are a representation of the talent and creativity that thrives within the country. As we confer their degrees, we are reminded of their fortitude and diligence to overcome the hardships and challenges that the world has witnessed over the past two years, all in the noble pursuit of attaining a quality education.

PresidentDr. Ahmad M. Hasnah

“Congratulations on your graduation and the effort that you have made in light of this global epidemic. The economic, social and educational challenges that have emerged constitute an important incentive for us to consider our priorities and ability to adapt and be innovative. “Transforming and developing the world begins with individuals like you. HBKU and its community, including its faculty, has made an effort to support your passion for learning and innovation, and your attainment of the knowledge and personal skills that will enable you to be active citizens supporting the path of development and growth of your communities and your nations.We know you will turn your ideas and knowledge into a reality for us all to be proud of.”

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Leadership Messages

“We are immensely proud of our graduates and the efforts that have gone into this achievement. They will find that the critical thinking skills and interdisciplinary mindset that we nurture at HBKU are in high demand. We hope they will take advantage of their education and use this knowledge for the betterment of our globalized world, and its scientific, social, and economic development. We encourage them to lead through their knowledge and understanding, to act embracing the values HBKU embodies, and to be of service to their communities and countries.” ”

Dr. Michael J. Benedik

“Our 2020/21 graduates leave HBKU with a research-based education that will open doors for them wherever they go. The world is facing significant transformation and HBKU has prepared these graduates to generate novel approaches that can be applied to solve national and global issues. HBKU’s achievements over the past 10 years have aimed to advance Qatar’s vision of being a knowledge-based economy that is highly competitive in the international arena. Our commitment is to prepare leaders who can address problems of global importance, and we will continue this work, creating an educational environment that can advance discovery and innovation, especially in light of urgent new challenges.”

Dr. Richard O'Kennedy
VP for Research at HBKU

“Rising above the challenges of the past year, our Class of 2020 and 2021 prove that there are no limits except for the limit you set for yourself. We are confident that HBKU has equipped them with the knowledge and skills to envision the future and become innovators with an impact in local and global communities. We are confident that HBKU has equipped them with the knowledge and skills to envision the future and become innovators with an impact in local and global communities. We are greatly encouraged to see where the future will take HBKU.”

“Our graduates have shown great ambition, have asked the right questions, and have investigated the right issues, and their training and education will enable them to play a huge role in shaping the future.”

“As we celebrate your dedication and persistence, we also take pride in knowing that we have prepared you for the professional world beyond the university and that your education will allow you to flourish and make a difference in the world.”

Dr. Susan L. Karamanian
Dean, College of Law

“Our graduates are a diverse and energetic group, intellectually curious and creative, and we believe you are equipped to face complex public policy challenges in Qatar, the region, and the world.”

“As the world continues to be challenged by a pandemic, your skills and knowledge afford you the opportunity to confront current and future health threats and have a positive impact on the health of communities around the world.”

“Our graduates have contributed to making the college what it is today and we believe that they are well equipped to be leaders and innovators in the field of engineering.”

“Each of our graduates has changed HBKU for the better with valuable contributions to research, conferences, discussions, and community-targeted projects and we look forward to seeing them use their firm academic foundations in influencing the world in meaningful ways.”

Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin
Dean, College of Islamic Studies

Student's Stories

“Thanks to the high-quality education and faculty support I received at HBKU, I was able to tackle complex issues and fulfill my potential.”

College of Public Policy

Hind Al Khulaifi

“The multidisciplinary education I received at HBKU enables me to be an agent of positive change in my community.”

College of Law

Shaikha Al-Misned

“Along with empowering me with great strength, my HBKU experience has enabled me to take a holistic view of issues and be flexible in creating solutions.”

“HBKU’s diverse community of different cultural backgrounds has been a great motivation for me and has never let me feel detached or alienated.”

“I was fortunate to join this prestigious academic institution. I used this opportunity to build a better future and obtain knowledge and skills that would have a positive impact.”

“HBKU has encouraged me to learn from my mistakes, view them as opportunities to improve, and perceive setbacks and failures as catalysts for future success.”

Facts and Figures

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