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HBKU is the first university in the Middle East to offer innovative massive open online courses (MOOCs) with edX, a non-profit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Through this platform, HBKU aims to make quality academic research programs and courses accessible to millions of learners around the world.

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Leading academics in their respective fields share their expertise through sessions that incorporate practical activities such as lively participant discussions and case studies, to provide useful insights and help learners strengthen their practice, whatever their field.

Featured Courses

Browse free online courses in a variety of subjects. HBKU online courses found below can be audited for free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. Select a course to learn more.

Sports Management

Sustainability and Major Sport Events: Implementation

Learn the best practices and tools you need to plan and implement a sustainable major sport event. More

Solar Resources

Solar Resource Assessment in Desert Climates

Learn how to use the components of solar radiation, solar spectrum, forecasting and meteorology to advocate and plan for deploying PV in desert climates More

Solar Resources

Using Photovoltaic (PV) Technology in Desert Climates

Learn how to mitigate the challenges related to PV technology and enhance the performance of solar cells and PV modules in desert climates. More

Sports Management

Sustainability and Major Sports Events: Principles

Learn the five pillars of sustainability and how to apply these when planning and hosting a major sport event. More

Testimonials

“The ‘Navigating Legal and Commercial Aspects of Sports’ course was eye-opening and educative. I really love the way the tutors explained the subject matter in detail. The manner in which the scenarios and hypothetical cases were presented made the course really engaging and interesting to follow. I want to say a big THANK YOU. This course has fueled my confidence in the sports law field, and I speak and write about the field with more authority now. I hope to educate more people who are interested in Sports Law soon. My aim is to become a professor of Sports Law. In addition, I wish to represent players, clubs/teams, and sports business enterprises before the CAS and other sports Adjudicatory bodies.”

“When I discovered this course and the option to do the two courses as a professional certificate, I thought it was perfect. I was also thrilled to see the partnership with the Josoor Institute, HBKU, and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The structure of this certificate - only two courses but two that are quality and chock-full of real-world, applicable information and best practices - was a great fit for me. As a massive sports fan and sport event professional, I could not get enough of the content specifically about Qatar 2022 and I loved the real-life case studies of major sport events. The assignments were exceedingly useful and did well to activate student learning and my ability to synthesize and apply the information I'd absorbed.”

“We are proud to partner with Hamad Bin Khalifa University on this certificate program to provide professionals worldwide with the knowledge and skills needed to create and host sustainable sports events. This program leverages the expertise the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has developed through leading the planning and preparations for hosting the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Arab world. It will also benefit anyone working in the sports and events industry with a focus on sustainability. If this is an area in which you are already working or you are eager to enter, I encourage you to take this professional certificate to build your capacity and understanding, both to accelerate your personal development and to benefit sports fans all over the world.”

“We are proud to partner with Hamad Bin Khalifa University on this certificate program to provide professionals worldwide with the knowledge and skills needed to create and host sustainable sports events. This program leverages the expertise the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has developed through leading the planning and preparations for hosting the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Arab world. It will also benefit anyone working in the sports and events industry with a focus on sustainability. If this is an area in which you are already working or you are eager to enter, I encourage you to take this professional certificate to build your capacity and understanding, both to accelerate your personal development and to benefit sports fans all over the world.”

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15,861
Number of students enrolled
127
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7
Number of MOOCs