In 1973, Qatar’s first national College of Education was founded following a decree by the Emir of Qatar in his vision to place education as a priority in the country’s expansion. Among a small population, the college admitted a respectable 57 male and 93 female students in its first year.
Today, Qatar University comprises eight colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Pharmacy; Sharia and Islamic Studies; and Medicine. The university has over the years added a wide range of new programs that are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves.
To contribute to the aspirations of Qatar University becoming a model national university in the region, recognized for high-quality education and research, the Office of Academic Research (OAR) will take a leading role in creating the environment and the tools to foster excellence in research.
Qatar University’s vision places equal emphasis on teaching and research, OAR serves QU researchers by providing full support and effective administrative expertise to the University’s research community.
Over the years, Qatar University has witnessed a steady increase in the number of students enrolling in its expanding academic programs. As an equal-opportunity institution, QU enjoys a diverse student body of individuals from around the world, the majority of which have traditionally been women.
The library's circulation desk is the place where you may check out, renew, and return library materials. You may also place a hold on an item, report an item missing from the shelves, or inquire about fees assessed when materials are not returned by the appropriate due date. Reference materials and periodicals are not available for circulation, and may be used only on the library premises.
Qatar University is situated on the northern edge of Doha, approximately 16 kilometers from the city center. The location is excellent, and overlooks the coast, the Doha Golf Course and the West Bay Lagoon housing complex on the eastern side. In addition to the main campus, the University has an experimental farm located 65 km north of Doha.QU’s main campus is built on a total area of about 8 square kilometers, with architecture that is distinguished and modern, while reflecting the ideals of traditional Islamic design.
The Sports and Recreation section of the Student Activities Department in Qatar University provides a variety of high quality sports in the available outlets. This is done by offering numerous recreational and sports programs in the form of cycles. It also ensures that a wide selection of programs and facilities are available for use, inside and outside the male and female campus, for the students, alumni, teaching faculty, employees and their families.