THE LAB LIFE

Qatar Today - - EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT -

Qatar Univer­sity’s com­mit­ment to its stu­dents’ suc­cess is re­flected in its wide range of aca­demic pro­grammes and a wealth of stu­dent sup­port ser­vices and re­sources. They form part of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s growth strat­egy which puts each stu­dent’s in­ter­ests at the heart of its plans by ac­tively sup­port­ing the im­prove­ment of their learn­ing skills and so ad­vanc­ing their com­pet­i­tive­ness as stu­dents, and later as grad­u­ates in the labour mar­ket.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion places re­search at the heart of the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in its grad­u­ate pro­grammes as well as in its un­der­grad­u­ate of­fer­ings. Im­proved

A LOOK AT HOW QATAR UNIVER­SITY’S STU­DENT RE­SEARCH EX­PE­RI­ENCE, AN IM­POR­TANT AS­PECT OF THEIR TEACH­ING AND LEARN­ING EN­VI­RON­MENT, HELPS IN EN­SUR­ING SUC­CESS BE­YOND THE GRAD­U­ATE YEARS.

stu­dent learn­ing at QU re­sulted from the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s in­ten­sive re­form ex­er­cise in 2003-2007 that re­aligned its ad­min­is­tra­tive and aca­demic di­rec­tion. This was fur­ther sup­ported by an in­sti­tu­tion-wide cul­ture of re­search that took its cue from the Na­tional Vi­sion 2030 and the Na­tional Health Strat­egy, plac­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion in a po­si­tion of unique re­spon­si­bil­ity and com­mit­ment to sup­port re­search that is re­spon­sive to the na­tional pri­or­ity needs and ma­jor chal­lenges fac­ing the State of Qatar.

Re­spond­ing to a labour mar­ket in need of grad­u­ates with spe­cial­ist knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence in in­dus­try-re­lated dis­ci­plines and new and emerg­ing fields, QU has con­tin­ued to de­sign aca­demic pro­grammes that spur stu­dents’

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