Qatar Foundation to host convocation ceremony
Doha, May 4, 2008
Qatar Foundation will hold a convocation ceremony under the patronage of the Amir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
The event on May 6 will celebrate the first graduating classes from the Education City University-Campuses of Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University as well as the seventh graduating class from Virginia Commonwealth University.
This event establishes a new tradition and is expected to be attended by a range of high profile international and regional figures including senior Arab and international educationalists, the presidents and Deans of the main campuses in the US, and Qatari Government Ministers and senior officials.
The convocation ceremony, to be held at the outdoor Ceremonial Court at Education City, will celebrate the commencement of 122 students, out of whom 67 are Qataris while 55 represent 17 other nationalities.
This year brings forth the very first graduating classes from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. Alongside them will be the seventh graduating class from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.
For over a decade, Qatar Foundation has been engaged in a ground-breaking project to bring some of the world’s top universities to Qatar.
The vision of Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the founder of Qatar Foundation, to provide an elite educational environment in the heart of the Gulf has been realised in Education City.
This academic hub is now home to six universities, with Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Northwestern University in Qatar as the two most recent additions. – TradeArabia News Service
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