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Our students, faculty, and scholars actively engage in innovative
world’s problems within multi-disciplinary programs.
Life at HBKU involves a transformative learning culture that
in and out of the classroom, developing innovative
citizens within Qatar and beyond.
A student-centered and educationally purposeful facility, the
Student Center is the “majlis” of Education City and serves
both formal and informal events and activities.
With housing that is accessible, sustainable, and affordable,
plenty of reasons to consider living in Education City.
Minaretein (College of Islamic Studies building), Education City
The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at QBRI, is working for the
improved prevention, reversal, and treatment of diabetes
and related complications and comorbidities, contributing to the
Qatar national diabetes research, strategy, and health
priorities research programs.
Diabetes is a major healthcare challenge globally. In Qatar, the
prevalence of diabetes is an estimated 17% of the
population - twice the global average. For patients with diabetes,
10% have type 1 diabetes and 90% type 2 diabetes. A
further 20% of the population have prediabetes, with 10% of these
progressing to type 2 diabetes per annum. A key driver
of the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes is being
overweight and obese, affecting over 70% of adults (with
over 35% obese) and 20% of children. Further concerns are vascular
complications of diabetes - nephropathy, retinopathy,
neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease – which affect 30 – 40% of
patients with diabetes.
QBRI works with collaborators and partners on the mechanistic
understanding of diabetes, diabetic complications, and
comorbidities, with an integrated translational and precision