Ulster University (UU) officially opened a branch campus in Qatar, in partnership with City College. The partnership / branch campus was launched during a ceremony held recently at City Centre Rotana Doha.
Attending the launch were key figures from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, ambassadors, representatives from the British Embassy, prominent businessmen and businesswomen, school heads, counselors and parents.
In his welcome speech, City College Principal Ewan Scott expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership. He said that it’s an honour and privilege to welcome Ulster University’s rich academic and cultural history to Qatar. Their partnership is adherent to Qatar National Vision 2030, in the development of a skills-based economy.
According to British Ambassador to Qatar, HE Ajay Sharma, the partnership between City College Qatar and Ulster University is an excellent example of the strong cooperation between the UK and Qatar in the education sector.
This partnership will benefit both countries and will allow us to continue developing our educational partnerships in the future.
Ulster University carries a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making major contributions to the economic, social and cultural development in the UK.
Their Business School is the sixth largest business school in the UK and ranks seventh for research impact. Students in Qatar can now obtain their business degree from UU whilst studying in Qatar. They will have access to Ulster’s online resources, faculty and will also have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of Ulster’s campuses in Northern Ireland.
UU Qatar will welcome its first cohort in September 2020. They plan to move to their new campus in Lusail by 2021. For more information about Ulster University, visit ulsteruniversity.qa.