Start of Academic Year 2020/21 | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Start of Academic Year 2020/21

Start of Academic Year 2020/21

HBKU wholeheartedly welcomes all HBKU incoming students to an exciting, hopeful new academic year. Though we’d prefer to meet you in person to allow you to explore your new campus, we have designed a virtual orientation in response to COVID-19, to ensure a safe, yet exciting experience.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

HBKU PRESIDENT Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah

“We are proud to welcome all our students to the start of a new, exciting and hopeful academic year. Since its founding 10 years ago, HBKU has remained steady in its imagining of the world and people of tomorrow. Our resolute approach in turn reflects our commitment to innovation in education and research, as well as our dedication to finding novel solutions for the challenges facing Qatar and the world.” “In keeping with academic institutions around the world, HBKU accepts the current global situation with positivity, pragmatism and determination. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to adapt to an ever-changing and unprecedented situation and has required us to re-think the existing education model.”
Welcome Message by HBKU President, Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


“HBKU empowers its students by providing a world-class education complemented by a positive academic and cultural experience. This is not only reflected by the renowned experts that populate our colleges, but also our dynamic and growing portfolio of academic programs. HBKU has consistently demonstrated over the past decade that it has its finger on the pulse in terms of courses offered and their relevance to current and future challenges. Our newest course offerings build on an already-impressive list of research-driven graduate programs and demonstrate that innovation and progress are at the heart of everything we do.”

“For ten years, HBKU has provided its students with a wealth of resources and cutting-edge facilities to complement their academic endeavors. Our virtual tour and webinars are merely an extension of this commitment and demonstrate that a multicultural and integrated educational environment is also possible online.”

Ms. Maryam Hamad Al-MannaiVice President of Student Affairs

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