Orientation 23:24: Haithm Mohammed College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

HBKU Orientation: Haithm Mohammed, College of Islamic Studies

13 Aug 2023

Everyone at Hamad Bin Khalifa University shares a common belief in the positive and transformative power of higher education and research. This also includes new students like the College of Islamic Studies’ Haithm Mohammed, who outlines his plans and ambitions for the coming academic year.

Haithm Mohammed aims to bolster his architectural career in the Master of Science in Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism program.

What is it about the program, college and HBKU that attracted you to join?

I’m particularly attracted to the highly-focussed, intense, and unique scope of study offered by Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Master of Science in Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism.  As I see it, the program is a must for any ambitious graduate architect  whose main goal is to gain more knowledge about the beautiful Islamic world and  a better understanding of the history of Islamic architecture.  Acquiring this  knowledge from  such a renowned university  is  a tremendously exciting prospect.

What are your aspirations for your time at HBKU?

I think joining  a prestigious academic institution like  HBKU is an outstanding opportunity for  any student with a thirst for knowledge and determination to forge a successful career in their chosen field. Having been awarded a scholarship, I’m keen to make the most of this experience, expand my knowledge, and enjoy the journey in the process. 

How do you feel an HBKU education will assist your career goals?

I absolutely believe HBKU will help me achieve my professional ambition as an architect. It will do this by further sharpening my learning and research skills, in both practical settings and the university’s wider learning environment. Ultimately, I believe a high-quality education from HBKU will help me excel in my chosen profession.