Ministry of Education approves US and UK university programs in Doha

Ministry of Education approves US and UK university programs in Doha

By QLNews

As part of Qatar’s precautionary measures in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the country’s Ministry of Education approved the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by prestigious US and UK universities beginning from fall 2020.

Starting this September 2020, programs will be offered by the State University of New York, and the University of South Carolina.

The programs will be offered at the Aspire Zone Foundation using live lectures managed by the Global Studies Institute, a Qatari education enterprise based in Doha in collaboration with Shore light Technologies.

Saad Ibrahim Al-Muhannadi (Chairman of the Global Studies Institute) “On behalf of all of our partners I am honored to announce the launch of the Global Studies Institute in Qatar. Bringing together world-class universities and utilizing a technology platform that allows real-time live instruction and facilitates a learning environment that has never been done before, is truly a remarkable milestone in advancing higher education in Qatar.  

Two additional universities already approved by the ministry will be added in January 2021.

 Associates, Bachelors, and Masters programs will be offered using the real-time, highly interactive, and content-rich format using Shore light Technology systems especially built for the Qatari student to have a more immersive classroom experience than if they were sitting in a classroom thousands of miles away.

Courses will lead to myriad two-year associate degrees, 4-year undergraduate degrees, graduate programs at the master’s level, and professional development opportunities.

 Students can now get the high-quality US or UK degree without leaving Qatar or can transfer to a top tier international university with one or two years of study already completed.

Furthermore, because of the close cooperation with Qatari universities, students will be able to transfer coursework to universities in Doha.

Dr. Kristine Duffy, President of the State University of New York at Adirondack, said “The State University of New York is the largest system of public higher education in the United States. We are delighted to bring the quality of a SUNY education to Qatar for the benefit of the residents of Qatar. Our faculty are excited to be able to interact with students of all levels in Doha classrooms. We believe that this technology provides for a vibrant classroom experience.”

For any queries, or concerns related to COVID-19 in Qatar, the public can contact a 24/7 hotline set up by the Ministry. The hotline number is 16000 and is toll-free.

Here's everything you need to know about the virus, including ways to protect yourself. 

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