Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies university that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.
The Human Resources (HR) department is instrumental in facilitating labor law compliance, record keeping, hiring and training, compensation, relational assistance, and helping with handling specific performance issues. These functions are critical in supporting the essential needs of the HBKU community as well as its mission and values.
Greetings and a warm welcome from the Department of Human Resources (HR) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
Our people are at the center of what we do here and we understand that our community is our greatest resource.
If you have recently joined HBKU, you have become part of our vibrant, forward-thinking community working collaboratively to address today’s grand challenges. We have created a challenging, rewarding, and safe work environment that keeps our people engaged, and allows them to grow professionally and personally.
The QF Portal provides employees with access to a range of information including HR policies and procedures, Hawiyati application link and user guide, QF privilege program, employee conduct and work ethics, ERP system and other services.
QF employees and their families have full access to Education City’s well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities for recreation, sports and fitness, and social activities. In addition, libraries and a modern museum offer the campus community the space and resources for personal development and cultural activities.
Among these resources and facilities are the following:
Situated in a stunning 980,000 square-meter horseshoe-shaped design, this equine center has many distinctive architectural elements, hosting state-of-the-art facilities for horse welfare, breeding, equine education, and research.
Holding a studio, a multipurpose indoor hall, a swimming pool, a mixed fitness room, and an activity room, this building serves as a center of recreation for the QF community.
A long-standing center of the Education City community, the EC Club House hosts regular movie screenings and recreational events for children and adults. Its wide range of leisure amenities include a fitness center, outdoor pool, badminton court, tennis court, and much more.
Offering a comprehensive selection of Arabic and English academic collections, the HBKU Library is a gateway to the latest library technologies and collections, while also catering to the specialized research needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate scholars alike. For more information, please visit the HBKU Library website here.
Located in a renovated former school building in Education City, the museum holds over 9,000 artworks in an inspiring space for dialogue and scholarship about modern and contemporary art in the region.
Located in the center of Education City, Multaqa serves as the campus student center – a hub for both formal and informal interaction among students, faculty, and staff. It houses the HBKU Student Life offices in addition to a growing selection of restaurants, cafes, and other recreational facilities including an indoor basketball court, fitness center, bowling alley, and arcade room.
This lush 130,000-square-meter park serves as an oasis for the campus community and the general public. Its impressive landscape design combines sports, recreation, and heritage to offer visitors a unique experience, whether they want to take a leisurely walk under cascading waterfalls, use the running track or visit its multiuse sports pitches.
A milestone achievement for Qatar’s cultural and educational sector, Qatar National Library (QNL) is a public library that boasts an impressive collection of over one million print books, heritage materials, e-journals, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and multimedia. Special features include the QNL Heritage Library, Children’s and Young Adults’ Library, a Writing Center, Innovation Stations, assistive technology space, and collaborative study rooms.
Those looking to engage in fitness or swimming classes can visit the Recreation Center, which offers a wide variety of options for both adults and children through its mixed and female gyms, athletic courts, and indoor swimming pool. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the ground floor offers a cozy spot for a meal and drinks.
The Hukoomi web page is the official gateway to information and services in Qatar including healthcare, tourism, education, and leisure facilities.
Please refer to this link for useful information.
Our detailed and up-to-date map of the HBKU campus is a useful tool to help you find your way around. The virtual map can be accessed through this link.
Please refer to the below list for important contact numbers if and when necessary.
|Important Contact Numbers|
|Emergency (Police or Ambulance)||999|
|Worldwide Emergency Number||112|
|KAHRAMAA – Electricity and Water||991|
|Ooredoo Telephone Assistance||111|
|International Calls Enquires||150|
|Doha International Airport||44656666|
|Labor Department||44406406, 44508111, 44406537|
Getting around Education City is made easier with several free shuttle bus services that run between campus buildings throughout the day. Below is a brief guide to these services.
Another way of getting around is the Education City Tram, which was launched recently as part of QF’s ongoing vision to make Education City more open, accessible, and environmentally friendly. The tram will not only provide an important service to the community, but also encourage visitors. You can find a map outlining the routes here.
Tram passengers, road users, and pedestrians would need to adhere to the tram safety guidelines listed here.
Please click on this link for the details of schools in Qatar, which will help you to search and select a suitable school for your child as per curriculum, area, and education level.
Regular working hours at HBKU are between 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Sunday through Thursday, with a half hour lunch break.
To get in touch with an HBKU department, or to find contact details for the HR focal points, please refer to the directory below, which also includes a list of important contacts in case of emergencies.
|Information Technology Servicesemail@example.com|
|Important QF Contacts|
|Primary Health Care Clinic||44541244 / 44541240|
|HR Focal Points|
|College of Islamic Studies||Dr.Mawahib A.Bakr firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Humanities and Social Sciences||Gehad M. Saber email@example.com|
|College of Science and Engineering||Naseema C. Valappinakath firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Law||Nisha Duggal email@example.com|
|College of Health and Life Sciences||Mallika Jaiswal firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Public Policy||Amal F. Hassan email@example.com|
|Qatar Computing Research Institute||Taghreed K. Al-Suwaidi firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Qatar Biomedical Research Institute||Noor A. Al-Mahmoud email@example.com|
|Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute||Nashira Abdul Hameed firstname.lastname@example.org|
|HBKU Press||Amani Al-Banna email@example.com|