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April 13, 2016

NU-Qatar Welcomes Its Strongest Academic Class

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Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted an event for the students accepted into its class of 2020. The students who will join NU-Q in September have shown outstanding performance across academic as well as extra-curricular, athletic, and social activities.
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Adding to NU-Q’s already rich and diverse community, the class of students accepted this year represent 30 countries from around the world, spanning six continents. Showing a continued trend, once again NU-Q will welcome a strong representation of Qatari students, with almost half of the class Qatar nationals.

In addition to a strong representation from Qatar, the other students accepted come from countries around the world including Morocco, Tunisia, Pakistan, Taiwan, China, Jordan, Egypt, Azerbaijan, South Korea, Sudan, Oman, United States, India, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia.

The class of 2020 will join a worldwide network of more than 200,000 Northwestern alumni. Graduates of NU-Q hold positions with leading organizations in the region,including Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Qatar Media Corporation (QMC), Amiri Diwan, Doha Film Institute (DFI), Qatar Museums (QM), Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (Qatar World Cup 2022), Qatar Airways, Qatar Foundation (QF) , Ras Gas, and Total Energy and Petroleum.

Furthermore, 25 percent of NU-Q graduates pursue graduate degrees at leading universities, including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell, Northwestern, and the London School of Economics (LSE), among others.


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