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A distinguishing feature of Hamad Bin Khalifa University is the emphasis it places on research that seeks out innovative solutions to challenges in Qatar and the region. Through their extensive research across expansive disciplines, our students and researchers work to formulate solutions to challenges in several sectors. The success of education is measured by its ability to develop and transform societies for the better by contributing to both the government and private sectors. Thus, universities have a responsibility to develop societies by introducing and applying new ideas that tackle current problems and open new windows to the future, both economically and socially.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation, celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2019 during a ceremony held at Qatar National Convention Centre on Saturday, May 4, attended by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, and Chairperson of HBKU’s Board of Trustees.
The university this year graduated the first cohort of seven degrees from three of its colleges, at a ceremony featuring a keynote address by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla bin Jassim Al-Thani, CEO of Vodafone Qatar. Also in attendance were diplomats, industry leaders, and HBKU and QF senior management.
“My background is in business, but digitization and the online world has always been something that I've been interested in; how it has impacted lives, and the fact that we all rely heavily on technology in almost every facet of our lives, almost every minute of the day – that’s mind blowing for me.”
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
“My supervisor supported me throughout my PhD journey at HBKU and encouraged my interest in physical layer security for hybrid radio frequency/visible light communication. The knowledge I gained during my graduate studies has pushed me one step closer to becoming an expert in my field, and has allowed me to explore cutting-edge solutions to computer engineering challenges in Qatar.”
College of Science and Engineering
“Engaging with my fellow classmates and professors gave me more confidence in my negotiation, persuasion, and moderation skills, and this has impacted me as a person. I believe my newly acquired skills will benefit me greatly in my career, and in turn, contribute to society.”
College of Law
“The professors and researchers at HBKU provided me with valuable personal and professional guidance, and have taught me a great deal about systematic research. The knowledge and skills I have gained at HBKU is reflected in my performance and dedication to my job.”
College of Life and Health Sciences
“I am leaving HBKU with an academic degree but I’ve also gained so much more: knowledge, new ideas, broader perspectives, and values, which have all advanced my way of thinking. With the invaluable skills and knowledge gained, I am determined to make a positive impact on Qatar and the wider community.”
College of Islamic Studies