Qatar has an educational system that is as varied and diverse as any other in the world. This can be attributed to its demographic: only a quarter of the population are native Qataris, while the rest are from other nations. It’s also due to the fact that Qatar is the richest country in the world, based on per capita GDP, and it can afford to spend on ensuring world class quality education.
Qatar has a lot of satellite campuses from prestigious universities the world over, including the best universities in the United States of America, which are also among the best in the world, so to speak. Many of these top universities are located in the aptly named Education City in Qatar.
Best Universities to Study in Qatar
1. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar was founded in 2004, and is located in Education City. It was started by the Qatar Foundation and Carnegie Mellon to provide programs that are aimed at the long-term progress of the nation.
2. Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was founded in 2001, and is located in Education City. Known by its abbreviation WCM-Q, it is a branch of Cornell University and has the same mission as the one in New York, dedicated to doing research, taking care of patients, and providing top-class education.
3. Northwestern University in Qatar
Northwestern University in Qatar was founded back in 2008, and, just like the previous two universities mentioned, is also located in Education City. NU-Q’s location in Education City makes it a part of six schools from the U.S., as Qatar Foundation’s investment in higher education.
4. Academic Bridge Program
Academic Bridge Program was founded in 2001, and is located in the LAS building of Education City. Students who enter ABP and perform well or meet the basic requirements get lots of opportunities to study as university freshmen in various institutions.
5. Doha Film Institute (DFI)
While highly specialized, this higher education institution also qualifies as one of the best in Qatar. It was founded in 2005, and is located at Al Luqta St., Ar-Rayyan of Education City. DFI is independent and non-profit, and was established by Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
So there you have it. If you are looking to pursue higher quality education, and happen to live in the wonderful country of Qatar, your education is in good hands!