Sheikha Jawaher honours QU female graduates

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H H Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani honouring outstanding graduates at the event.

H H Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, wife of H H the Amir, patronised yesterday morning the 2019 graduation ceremony of Qatar University’s 42nd batch of female students, which was held at the QU Sports and Events Complex.

H H Sheikha Jawaher presented certificates to 411 distinguished female students in different disciplines of QU recognising their exceptional academic performances. 

The ceremony held was attended by several distinguished guests and dignitaries. A short documentary film was screened about the various achievements of QU, global rankings achieved by the university and QU’s role in supporting the country achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.

The President of QU, Dr. Hassan bin Rashid Al Derham, emphasised the achievements of the university and the importance of women play in the development of the nation. 

“Our celebration today, is in recognition that women have a stake in our beloved country. This is a declaration that our society is determined to invest in the human before currency, and in substance before pretence. The women is, just the same as a man, completely,” said Dr. Al Derham. 

“Women are the nation’s capital, the beating heart, and cherished by us and by our model leadership, H H the Amir of Qatar and the Qatari government. For this, distinguished guests, allow me to say, we are proud of what this university has offered, and what it continues to offer. Since the university’s founding over four decades ago, and till today, it has been a leading force in the contribution of knowledge and expertise and in the push to advance and develop our nation Qatar,” he added. 

He also highlighted that QU has garnered a great number of achievements and found itself among the world’s most elite universities. 


“In recent years, by the grace of Allah, with the continued support of our government, and guidance from our Board of Regents, we continuously place ourselves among the top universities worldwide. The university placed 276 in QS Quacquarelli Symonds Global Rankings and 408 in the Times Higher Education Rankings World University Rankings,” said Dr. Al Derham. 

“In the context of excellence, a  different colleges have received accreditation for their programs from the most prestigious international bodies, which is further evidence of Qatar University’s academic advancement,” he added. 

This year saw the establishment of the College of Dental Medicine, which will join the health cluster in the university named ‘QU Health.’ Dr. Al Derham expressed hope that ‘QU Health’ will be a great support to the health care services that Qatar offers its citizens and residents.

Noor Al Mashhadany, one of the distinguished female students of Class of 2019, was the  master of ceremony and Aisha Khalid Al Mulla delivered the graduation speech on behalf of the Class 2019 female graduates. 

QU will also host individual graduation ceremonies starting today to honour female students graduating from eight colleges. It will recognise 2,468 female students who have successfully completed their bachelor and the master’s degrees in various disciplines including business, economics, education, engineering, health sciences, law, Shariah and Islamic Studies.   

This year more than 3,000 male and female students graduated from the 42nd batch of Qatar University and will join the university’s growing alumni network which is over 50,000 members.