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26 May 2019 10:00 am

Qatar to add 24 French universities for scholarships

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In its editorial Sunday, Al-Raya newspaper hailed Qatar's keenness since 1990s in providing high quality education to its children and to place education as a top priority for the achievement of a knowledge-based economy, out of its conviction of the importance and inevitability of investment in the Qatari human, which is the most important components of the national renaissance.

So in this regard, Al-Raya said, Qatar is keen to adopt a list of prestigious international universities to encourage Qatari students to receive studies abroad and to update this list annually in order to pay attention to the quality of education, as well as to provide quality education at home and abroad in order to produce generations to lead the promising future of Qatar.

The announcement of adding 24 French universities with a high rating to the list of scholarships approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education underlines the importance of proceeding with diversification of education's policy, especially as France is an important country at the international level and that its universities are among the finest universities in the world, the paper said.

Updating scholarship lists by adding new universities gives diversity and richness to the list and gives Qatari students more options that suit everyone's preferences, the paper pointed out, adding that this update emphasizes the State's keenness on the quality of education, considering that the coming period requires specializations in various fields, especially medicine, engineering, administration, languages and economics, and therefore new standards are required to add universities to the scholarship list, Al-Raya added.

The newspaper concluded by saying that based on Qatar's determination to pay attention to its youth and invest in education, particularly in postgraduate studies, it has allocated 2.8% of its annual revenues to scientific research and expanded the establishment and recruitment of many prestigious international universities and the scholarship of Qatari students to study abroad at prestigious international universities.

Source: QNA