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Posted On: 5 May 2009 08:45 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Education City Senior convocation today

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Around 200 students will graduate from the Education City universities this year. The Qatar Foundation will celebrate the combined achievement of the graduates with a Senior Convocation Ceremony today with H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, attending. “We are really happy to see this batch of graduates and these students will be contributing to the development of Qatar as a thriving intellectual capital…” said Dr Saif Ali Al Hajari, Vice Chairman of Qatar Foundation. Dr Fathy Saoud, President of Qatar Foundation said the Education City project has brought first-class teaching to Qatar, making it possible for young generations to reach their full potential. The Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies Dr Hatem El Karanshawy said their school will have its first batch of graduates. “Four individuals will receive the General Diploma of Islamic Studies, which is a post graduate diploma… We have three Masters programmes and two Post Graduate programmes at the school.” El Karanshawy said the school has already received around 732 applicants from 44 nationalities for the next school year. He said only around 60 will be picked. The Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar will also have their first batch of graduates this year. While Georgetown and the Faculty of Islamic Studies will have their first batch of graduates, the joint convocation will celebrate the second graduating classes from the Education City university campuses of Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as the eighth graduating class from Virginia Commonwealth University.