UCL Qatar celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony on Monday, April 30. At the ceremony held at the Georgetown University campus in Education City, UCL Qatar awarded 14 MA degrees in Library and Information Studies and 15 MA degrees in Museum and Gallery Practice. 10 students were awarded their MA in Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World, six students were awarded their MSc in Conservation Studies and one student was awarded their PhD in Archaeological Science.
The graduating class was made up of 49 post-graduate students, representing 22 nationalities, many of whom are already working in some of Qatar’s leading organizations such as Qatar Museums and Qatar National Library. 71% of students were women and 10% were Qatari.
Professor Anthony Smith, UCL’s Vice-Provost, Education & Student Affairs, visited from London UCL main campus to join the celebration, which was hosted by BeIN Sports Channel presenter Abdulla Al Ali.
UCL is consistently ranked in the top ten universities in the world and in partnership with Qatar Foundation has created in Doha one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary centres of excellence for the study of cultural heritage and knowledge management.
Since UCL Qatar’s inception, over 220 masters and doctoral students from over 50 countries have qualified with a UCL degree – one that is internationally recognized as being from one of the best universities in the world.
UCL Qatar graduates go on to work at some of the leading culture and heritage organizations – from Qatar Museums, to UNESCO and Malay Heritage Centre in Singapore.
Sam Evans, the Director of UCL Qatar said, “UCL Qatar offers programmes designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice. We are proud of what we have achieved in Qatar with our partners, and we are extremely proud of this group of students, who have excelled. UCL Qatar graduates have each taken different paths in their careers in the past, but they all share one common thread – their commitment to developing professionally within Qatar’s cultural heritage and knowledge management sector.”
As part of UCL Qatar’s ongoing commitment, the university aims to create a lasting legacy of world-leading research and teaching excellence developed on a network of professional leaders and graduates who enrich and support the aspirations of Qatar and UCL both in Qatar, the region and beyond.
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