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Posted On: 3 February 2016 04:02 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:55 pm

Hamad bin Khalifa University to offer sample lectures and share information about planned new programs at Graduate Open House on February 8th

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Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development, is inviting prospective students to its Graduate Open House on Monday, February 8th at 6:00 PM at the HBKU Student Center.

Attendees at the Open House will not only have the chance to hear about the university’s diverse multidisciplinary programs, but will be offered the unique opportunity to enjoy sample lectures given by HBKU professors. The lectures will match the broad range of subjects currently offered at graduate level by HBKU.

The sample lectures being given at the event will offer a valuable insight into student life at the university and will cover such diverse topics as food safety and outbreak investigation, how basic science can be used to combat the spread of disease, design and innovation’s role in sustainability, the role of translation in the modern world, constitutional law, and how computing changed our lives.

The Graduate Open House will also offer attendees the chance to be among the first to hear about four of HBKU’s newest planned programs under its College of Science and Engineering: a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science and Engineering, and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, and Data Science and Engineering.

Attendees at the event on February 8th will have the opportunity to preview the four innovative new programs ahead of their official launch. The new programs have been designed to respond to ongoing advances in science and technology and reflect local needs and global trends. Students enrolling in the programs will be given the opportunity to work on crucial issues in their fields through either a research thesis or by working on an industrial project.

The planned programs will join HBKU’s existing extensive portfolio of graduate programs, spanning from Sustainable Energy, Biological and Biomedical Science, Law, and Public Health, to Audiovisual Translation, Public Policy in Islam, Islamic Finance, and Urban Design and Architecture in Islamic Societies. The breadth of subjects students can pursue at the university is targeted to match the educational, social and economic goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.

With HBKU’s main 2016 admissions deadline fast approaching, members of HBKU’s admissions team will be on hand at the event to offer advice and guidance to those interested in joining the university’s expanding student population.

Dr. Khaled Ben Letaief, Provost of HBKU, commented: “In a relatively short period of time, we have attracted many world-class faculty to share their knowledge with our growing student body. By offering sample lectures at our next Graduate Open House, we are giving attendees a small glimpse of the work being done by our professors in educating tomorrow’s leaders.

“At HBKU we are looking for students who want to broaden their intellectual depth by seeking solution to challenges that lie at the crossroads of traditional disciplines. Our programs are designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to have a meaningful impact on their communities. As the final application deadline for 2016 nears, I strongly encourage those wanting to obtain a graduate degree to visit our Open House, and learn more about the myriad possibilities waiting for them at our university.”

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