AFG College hosts British Envoy

 30 Jan 2018 - 0:41

AFG College hosts British Envoy
H E Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani, Founder and Chairperson of the Al Faleh Group, Ajay Sharma, British Ambassador, Brian Buckley, Principal of AFG College, Prof. Richard Wells, Dean of Transnational Education at the University of Aberdeen and Dr. Karen Foster, Provost, pose for a photograph at the campus yesterday.

The Peninsula

DOHA: AFG College with the University of Aberdeen proudly hosted on January 28  a visit of the British Ambassador to Qatar to its campus for the first time.

Ajay Sharma was welcomed by Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani, Founder and Chairperson of the Al Faleh Group, Brian Buckley, Principal of AFG College, Prof. Richard Wells, Dean of Transnational Education at the University of Aberdeen and Dr. Karen Foster, Provost.

The visit included a tour of the campus premises and a meeting with students and staff, which was followed by a brief presentation on the Al Faleh Group and the University of Aberdeen’s collaboration for further strategic development.    

The British Ambassador said that he was delighted to visit the campus of AFG College with the University of Aberdeen, which is another example of a British education institution offering the UK’s unrivalled higher education expertise to students in Qatar. "I am sure that this will lead to even greater academic and education cooperation between our two nations,” he said.

Sheikha Aisha said, “The visit of His Excellency the British Ambassador demonstrates the level of commitment that the Embassy attaches to this project and their willingness to further develop our working relationship, making progress in areas of mutual interest. The Ambassador expressed his willingness to provide any support that was necessary and was happy to see the students contributing to the cultural, scientific and educational environment of Qatar.”

“Having 135 enrolled students has been a great achievement for our first academic year. We have recently opened registration for our September ‘18 enrolment and are looking forward to welcoming a new undergraduate cohort, as well as the possibility for those wishing to continue their studies at postgraduate level,” said Principal of AFG College.