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QF to celebrate 765 graduates at its 10th convocation

QF to celebrate 765 graduates at its 10th convocation


Ailyn Agonia
Doha
QATAR Foundation (QF) will celebrate the Class of 2017, comprising 765 students from nine universities, at its 10th Convocation Ceremony to be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre on May 2.
There is about 18 percent increase in the number of graduates this year compared to the previous year when the total number of graduates was 649.
This year’s graduating class includes 150 graduates from QF’s homegrown institution, the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
At a media roundtable held at the QF Headquarters on Sunday, Alya al Suwaidi, Media Relations Officer at QF, also presented the figures of graduating class of QF partner universities.
Texas A&M at Qatar (Tamuq) will graduate this year 124 students while Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will be celebrating 47 graduates.
The total number of graduates at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) is 45 whereas 57 graduates make up the Class of 2017 of Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar). Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar (GU-Q) is graduating 62 students.
Besides, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and HEC Paris in Qatar are graduating 109 and 137 students respectively. University College London Qatar (UCL-Qatar) is graduating 34 students this year.
“At Qatar Foundation, we strive to provide our students with a range of unique learning opportunities designed to enhance their academic, professional and personal skills, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to face the challenges of tomorrow as global citizens – they are empowered, they are ready, and they are capable,” said Mayan Zebeib, Chief Communications Officer at QF.
The Convocation Ceremony will feature a Convocation 2017 film, a guest speaker and the traditional procession through the ‘Door to the Future’ and collection of rings.
QF was established in 1995 to support Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. Currently, there are 2,807 students studying in the nine universities in Education City.

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