Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) held a one-of-a-kind graduation ceremony for 477 students. The ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; with the attendance of Excellencies Ministers of State and H.E. the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi as a guest speaker; UDST Board of Trustees’ Chairman H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada and the board members; Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, UDST’s President, the University’s Faculty and graduates’ families.
UDST’s first graduation ceremony and the 18th graduation batch for this Academic Institution witnessed the first cohort of Applied Master’s Degree holders in Diabetes Care and Patient Education. Students graduated from over 62 programs, which are each tailored to the needs of Qatar’s economy. The number of graduates in each discipline is 115 from Business Management, 39 from Computing and Information Technology, 245 from Engineering Technology, and 78 from Health Sciences.
During the ceremony, the audience was astonished by a documentary retracing the 20-year legacy of this Academic Institution and the transformation that led to the establishment of the First Applied University in Qatar.
The ceremony started with a congratulatory message from Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, UDST’s President.
He said: “We take pride in this special day, where we witness a moment long-awaited by our students. We had the honor of being part of the official establishment of UDST by an Emiri Decision No13 of 2022 issued by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, may God protect him. This decision brought with it a new journey full of excitement, dedication and commitment to offer the best and strengthen the position that has been set for us as a First Applied University in our beloved country Qatar.”
Drawing from his own educational and professional experience, His Excellency Minister Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi concluded his speech with some advice to the graduates, saying: “Let knowledge lead you, and constantly search for it, as it will drive your success, wisdom and innovation. Learn from your mistakes as well as from your successes. Be humble and appreciate the achievements of others around you. Take care of your colleagues, support each other and cooperate with each other, and be the positive energy and role models for future generations. I congratulate you and your families on your graduation, and I congratulate the Qatar’s institutions for your joining them, so that we can contribute together to the further economic prosperity of our beloved Qatar under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani."
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