QU’s College of Law Receives Accreditation from HCERES
Doha, April 02 (QNA) – The French High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) granted Qatar University’s (QU) College of Law a full five-year accreditation from March 28, 2023 to March 28, 2028 for its Masters in Private Law and Masters in Public Law programs, for the first time, and the Bachelor of Law, for the second time.
QU explained in a statement that after an inspection of its academic records, the Accreditation Commission decided on March 20, 2023, that the three programs meet the four accreditation criteria, including the aims of the study program, its position among academic institutions, teaching structure and management.
In a report on the facilities that the college offers its students, HCERES acknowledged that the College of Law provides an ideal environment for learning. The accreditation report also recognizes the high quality of its faculty, diversity and cultural richness, and describes the course offerings as an application of the principle of progressive specialization. Offering courses in the English language was identified by the report as one of the strengths of the bachelors program.
In a statement on this occasion, Dean of the College of Law Dr. Talal Abdullah Al Emadi, expressed his pride in the achievements of the faculty members and staff, saying “in our efforts to meet international standards of higher education including legal education we strive to observe the six core values of the QU strategy: excellence, integrity, diversity, innovation, academic freedom and social responsibility.”
“Qatar National Vision 2030 defines for us the ultimate objectives we aim to achieve in education, when the National Vision states, Qatar aims to build a modern world-class educational system that provides students with a highly-competitive level of education comparable to that offered anywhere in the world,” he said.
“The system will provide citizens with excellent training and opportunities to develop to their full potential, preparing them for success in a changing world with increasingly complex technical requirements, and it will also encourage analytical and critical thinking, as well as creativity and respect for Qatari society’s values and heritage, and will advocate for constructive interaction with other nations,” Al Emadi added, stressing “we see the international accreditation process as one of the most important means of achieving this vision.”
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Dr. Faisal Misfer Al Hababi expressed his pleasure that the accreditation report valued the research theses of the masters’ students, pointing out that some of them will be considered for admission to the newly launched doctorate programs in QU.
For his part, Clinical Professor of Law and Head of the Legal Skills Department Dr. Mohamed Mattar valued the recognition saying, “understanding law in practice is the only way we can create a new generation of lawyers who are capable of competing in the labor market and communicating with different individuals and institutions on the international level.” (QNA)