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Sunday, June 02 2019 - 23:36
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Invites Applications to New Academic Programs
DOHA, Qatar, June 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Pioneering programs transcend disciplines and offer enriching learning 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a leading higher education institution, 
has expanded its academic offerings with the introduction of eight new academic 
programs across six of its colleges. The programs were recently presented at an 
official inauguration event drawing hundreds of potential applicants to the 
university's vibrant campus in the city of Doha, Qatar.

The newly introduced programs include a Master of Arts in Applied Islamic 
Ethics at the College of Islamic Studies, and a PhD in Humanities and Social 
Sciences at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Additionally, HBKU 
is offering a Master of Information Systems in Health Management and Master of 
Science in Sport and Entertainment Management (a joint degree with the 
University of South Carolina) at the College of Science and Engineering, and an 
LLM in International Law and Foreign Affairs and LLM in International Economic 
and Business Law at the College of Law. A Master of Science in Exercise Science 
at the College of Health and Life Sciences (a joint degree with the University 
of South Carolina) is now on offer, as well as a Master of Public Policy 
offered by the College of Public Policy.

HBKU's new degree programs are tailored to build specialized capacity that 
addresses the most in-demand current and future skills of local and 
international employment markets. The expansion of its degree offerings 
reflects a logical continuation of the university's consistent growth and 
leadership as an academic institution and a world-class provider of 
multidisciplinary education and research in Qatar.

Maryam Al-Mannai, vice president of student affairs at HBKU, said: "Each of 
HBKU's new programs were carefully selected with past, current and future 
challenges and trends in mind. The programs benefit from the expertise of 
top-tier faculty members, a nurturing educational ecosystem, and well-rounded 
curricula that integrate unconventional learning methods."

"With specializations spanning global ethics, social studies, health and 
exercise sciences, international law and affairs, and public policy, the 
programs are a testament to HBKU's robust growth. As the university nears its 
tenth anniversary, it cements important milestones and achievements that have 
materialized in a very short time span."

In recent years, HBKU has witnessed an unprecedented increase in its academic 
offerings and, subsequently, potential. The university continues to inspire and 
celebrate a growing number of alumni worldwide, each thriving in their 
respective fields.

Last year alone, the university celebrated the successful launch of six new 
degrees, falling under the umbrellas of the College of Islamic Studies and the 
College of Science and Engineering.

HBKU is tasked with a mission to provide specialized and highly distinctive 
graduate programs. As of Fall 2019, it will offer a total of 33 degrees at 
master's and PhD levels. The university's far-reaching alumni network comprises 
hundreds of graduates, each making a tangible impact in their respective areas.

To apply to the university's innovative programs, please visit

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Innovating Today, Shaping Tomorrow

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for 
Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 as a 
research-intensive university that acts as a catalyst for transformative change 
in Qatar and the region while having global impact. Located in Education City, 
HBKU is committed to building and cultivating human capacity through an 
enriching academic experience, innovative ecosystem, and unique partnerships. 
HBKU delivers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs through its 
colleges, and provides opportunities for research and scholarship through its 
institutes and centers. For more information about HBKU, visit 

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