HBKU unveils multidisciplinary graduate programmes
09 Apr 2017 - 0:42
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has announced launch of two new postgraduate programs that will add new area of advanced studies in Qatar: a Master of Arts in Women, Society, and Development, and a Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies.
Applications are now accepted frome students wishing to join the inaugural classes, which will start this fall. A public information session featuring an academic panel for both programmes will take place at the Liberal Arts and Science Building, Education City, on, April 19 at 5pm. An additional information sessions will take take place on May 10.
The announcement of new programmes, which will be delivered by HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), demonstrates university’s commitment to develop innovative ways of serving specific educational needs of Qatar and the region. Commenting on establishment of the new programmes, Dr Ahmad Hasnah, President of HBKU, said: “At HBKU we are committed to build knowledge and capacity through programmes that offer ways to accelerate thinking in areas that have been identified as priorities in our region.
“Our new programmes utilise a multidisciplinary and innovative approach to learning to shed light on two fascinating fields of study. By harnessing expertise of our exceptional faculty and through exchanges and joint activities with other institutions, both within Education City and across Qatar, we will provide our students an opportunity for higher learning experience as well as developing leaders who will impact their communities.”
“The degree will be interdisciplinary, drawing upon a number of specialisations such as social sciences, politics and international relations, law and media”, said Founding Dean of CHSS, Dr Amal Al Malki. “Through their studies, students will develop the necessary skills and build effective mainstream public policies that can help solve challenges encountered by women in all areas of society and will serve to enhance Qatar’s global efforts to promote human development as it relates to women.”