Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently celebrated the achievements of the University’s exceptional students in local and international competitions. From being awarded with prestigious research fellowships, to winning top national and regional competitions, students from HBKU colleges have been excelling in the classroom, research labs, and beyond.

HBKU Provost Dr Khaled B Letaief said that the school is proud of their students who invested valuable time, energy and effort towards elevating the status of HBKU on a global and local level.

Their exemplary performance showcases the high quality of education and programmes imparted by HBKU, and their achievements have made the University proud.’

Eleven students from HBKU’s various colleges and programmes were recognised at an appreciation ceremony held at the HBKU Headquarters.  Two of the 11 students recognised at the event are from HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering. Ahmad Fard, a PhD student specialising in Sustainable Environment, and Ahmer Baloch, a PhD student specialising in Sustainable Energy, celebrated winning two of four 2017 ORYX GTL Student Awards.

From HBKU’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE), PhD candidate Dema Almasri was acknowledged and awarded the esteemed Women in Science Fellowship. The fellowship award was overseen by the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF Global) for advancing civilian-oriented science and entrepreneurship.

CRDF Global, based in the United States, selects the most talented and innovative scientists from around the world, enabling them to successfully conduct their research through funding and collaboration. Almasri will continue to pursue her research in Sustainable Environment with focus on the modification of natural nano-materials for water purification at HBKU CSE, in collaboration with Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI).

Eiman Tabat, Omnia Tarek, Hafis Bello, and Faris Kader, students of HBKU College of Islamic Studies (CIS), worked with faculty mentor Bahnaz Al-Quradaghi and were praised for winning second place at this year’s Al Ruwad Business Case Competition. Hosted by the College of North Atlantic – Qatar, the inter-collegial competition saw ten teams joining in from universities around Qatar. It was held over three days, and the CIS team won the prize based on their ability to effectively analyse a business problem using an innovative approach, derived from a comprehensive consultative mindset.

Finally, Khalid Ahmed Al-Ansari, Asma Al-Khulaifi, Mohammed Al-Ahmadani, and Aisha Al-Naama, from HBKU College of Law and Public Policy (CLPP), were also honoured for their participation in the 4th Europa Moot Court Competition. Aisha Al-Naama received one of the Best Oralist Awards for her performance at the proceedings.

Dr Letaief said that as a premier research university in the region, HBKU is constantly encouraging students to participate in competitive events and programmes that help them grow as scholars. He said that through these recognitions, they continue to create lasting value in academic research.

To find out more about the various HBKU colleges, programmes and research institutes, visit hbku.edu.qa.