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Tuesday, January 07 2020 - 00:16
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Opens 2019-2020 Admissions Cycle
DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is accepting applications to its 35 
interdisciplinary programs across six fast-evolving colleges for the 2019-2020 
academic year.

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In the 2018-2019 academic year, the university enjoyed its largest intake made 
up of more than 370 new students comprising 46 nationalities, 26 percent of 
which are Qatari nationals. HBKU's current student body represents more than 60 
nationalities, 34 percent of whom are Qataris. A multinational roster of more 
than 75 faculty members continues to add its own diversity to HBKU's academic 

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The 2019-2020 academic year sees the introduction of two new programs. The 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences' (CHSS) Master of Arts in 
Intercultural Communication is the first degree of its kind in Qatar. Students 
will engage in research, education, and outreach to understand the challenges 
of today's changing intercultural settings in Qatar and worldwide. The College 
of Law's (CL) Doctor of Juridical Science is also the first fully-fledged 
research-intensive doctorate degree in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 
It is expected that the program will create a vibrant community of legal 
scholars who will assume teaching positions in universities and government 
roles in Qatar, the MENA region, and beyond.

Both degrees take HBKU's course offerings up to 35 programs spread across its 
six colleges. In academic year 2018-2019, the university introduced eight new 
programs: a Master of Arts in Applied Islamic Ethics from the College of 
Islamic Studies; PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences from the College of 
Humanities and Social Sciences; Master of Information Systems in Health 
Management and Master of Science in Sports Management (a joint degree with the 
University of South Carolina) from the College of Science and Engineering; 
Master of Laws in International Law and Foreign Affairs and Master of Laws in 
International Economic and Business Law from the College of Law; Master of 
Science in Exercise Science from the College of Health and Life Sciences (a 
joint degree with the University of South Carolina); and a Master of Public 
Policy offered by the College of Public Policy.

Speaking on the opening of the admissions cycle, Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin, dean 
of CIS and interim provost of HBKU, said: "We always look forward to preparing 
for an eventful academic year at HBKU. The admissions process is one of our 
most important channels for highlighting how HBKU's academic programs provide 
unparalleled opportunities for inquiry and discovery. Students enrolling in our 
programs can look forward to opportunities that highlight how we inform 
national research capabilities, collaborate with world-leading academic 
institutions, develop future leaders and entrepreneurs, and shape novel 
solutions for a positive impact at home and abroad. Ultimately, we hope to 
inspire prospective students to study with us and uphold our commitment to 
unlocking human potential."

Admissions to HBKU's programs is now possible via Hamad Bin 
Khalifa University (HBKU) regularly holds events to highlight its research 
activities and projects. 

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

Source:  Hamad Bin Khalifa University