Qatar Foundation (QF) is set to host its annual Convocation ceremony, which will mark the achievements of its Class of 2019, on Tuesday, May 7, in Education City's Ceremonial Court.
Honoring the latest cohort of graduates from QF’s nine universities, the ceremony will serve as an opportunity for young men and women who are now preparing to enter the next phase of their lives to reflect on their experience within the unique learning environment of Education City, and to share their successes and stories with each other.
Convocation 2019 will see graduates in fields ranging from medicine, engineering, computer science, and international affairs to art and design, communication, law, and Islamic studies join QF’s ever-growing alumni network, which already has more than 5,000 members.
Mayan Zebeib, Chief Communications Officer, Qatar Foundation, said: “As a celebration of academic excellence and self-development, QF’s Convocation ceremony mirrors the ecosystem of knowledge and discovery that those it honors have learned and thrived within at Education City – inclusive, vibrant, and multicultural.
“Convocation not only celebrates what these young men and women have achieved as QF students; it looks ahead with great anticipation to what they will now go on to accomplish, as leaders, achievers, active citizens, and drivers of positive change. It marks the start of a new chapter in their story, and reflects the excitement that stems from possibility and opportunity.
“QF is immensely proud of its Class of 2019, and we look forward to honoring them at an occasion that demonstrates, in the most vivid form, why QF invests in the future by investing in the talent, creativity, energy, and aspirations of youth.”
The winner of Cycle 2 of QF’s Akhlaquna Award will also be revealed at Convocation 2019, with voting remaining open until May 2. The initiative, which aims to help nurture positive behavioral change within society, was first announced by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, in 2017.
Since it was first held in 2008, QF’s Convocation ceremony has been a platform to collectively celebrate the graduation of students from Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, UCL Qatar, and HEC Paris in Qatar.