Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is launching three new postgraduate programs within its College of Science and Engineering. Applications are now open for prospective students seeking to apply to the master’s and Ph.D. programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), Sustainable Energy, and Sustainable Environment. Classes will begin in fall 2015.
HBKU's new master's programs will be taught over two years, with the Ph.D. programs typically taking three to four years to complete. The launch of these programs is in line with Qatar Foundation's vision of establishing education and research programs that support the human, social and economic development of Qatar. In particular, the offered programs have been tailored to focus on fields that are central to the long-term aspirations and needs of the nation and the region.
They will be taught by highly experienced faculty from around the world who have been handpicked based on their expertise and outstanding reputation in these key subject areas. Students enrolled in these programs will be given the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking, cutting-edge research and will join their faculty to work in laboratories of prestigious research institutes in Qatar and around the world. Expert faculty will integrate their research into their classes, creating an enriching academic experience for students that extend beyond the classroom.
One of these fields is biological and biomedical research and the HBKU BBS program is a multi-disciplinary program that will expose graduate students to state-of-the-art basic, clinical, and translational life sciences research, in collaboration with other universities and research entities in Qatar and elsewhere.
The multidisciplinary aspect is again present in HBKU’s Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Environment programs, as both incorporate study across a broad range of environmental sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology in their curriculum alongside exceptional opportunity for research.