In an expansion that reflects their growth as a higher learning institution, and to bolster their position as a leading destination for postgraduate education in Qatar and the region, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) announced the launch of six new academic degrees that includes masteral and doctoral programmes.

The three new College of Islamic Studies (CIS) programmes bear significance for the advancement of Islamic scholarship in academic areas concerning humanities, global affairs, and finance. The new degrees, which will be offered starting September this year, include Master of Science in Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism; Master of Arts in Islam and Global Affairs; and PhD in Islamic Finance and Economy.

Similarly, the academic programmes at the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) are unique, and aim to encourage knowledge-sharing in areas that carry transformative potential for the management capabilities of analysts and specialists involved in healthcare sectors and supply chain networks. These include Master of Data Analytics in Health Management; Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management; and PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

HBKU’s two colleges have led the curricular development of their new degrees through a unique approach that ensures all students are equipped with relevant skillsets in their study areas. HBKU President Dr Ahmad M Hasnah said that the newest programmes under CSE and CIS embody their founding pillars of innovation and excellence. He said that all programmes at HBKU are designed to align with the strategic and developmental needs of Qatar, the region, and beyond. Drawing on unprecedented curricula and the collective expertise of the university’s world-class faculty, the programmes can often be classified as a ‘first of their kind’ in the region and the world.

HBKU aims to place emphasis on developing and delivering unique interdisciplinary programmes that address contemporary societal and economic concerns that cut across multiple areas of study. The new programmes were built in consultation with a cross section of experts in the fields of science, engineering, industry and economy, and theology. The continued formation of new educational initiatives is part of HBKU’s mission to build and cultivate human capacity.

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