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As a country, Qatar is rich in natural resources and has a well-established history of producing high-technology and other goods. But as with most other nations, Qatar’s modern-day success was built on human capital. The country’s first prime minister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, saw the potential of education and used his vast wealth and influence to ensure that Qatar got its independence and that his country would have free elections, both of which it has.
The country has been building its first generation of educated minds since then. Qatar has trained its population in high and technical education programs across the region as well as in areas such as finance, law, computer sciences and human resources. Today, the country is a leader in human resources management and technology education in the region.
The National University of Qatar (NUQ) is Qatar’s leading human resource management institution. It was founded in 2004 by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani as a non-profit initiative to prepare young men and women for leadership roles in Qatar and around the world. It holds the first ever International Postgraduate Research Program in Human Resource Management.
The NUQ’s international programs are run mainly by students from all around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, India and many more. In addition to their research activities and studies, many students are teaching others. NUQ students are also working for the development of Qatar’s education and research programs.
In 2016, NUQ began to recruit students from outside the country, including from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and other Gulf countries. The opening of the student exchange program is due to the growth of the Gulf’s education sector.
In 2013, the first batch of 60 new students arrived in Doha. NUQ continues to be open to new students from all over the world.
NUQ and Qatar University (Qutad)
The National University of Qatar and Qatar University share the same campus and the same staff, including the Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Teaching and Research Assist