According to an official, there are up to 34 higher education institutions functioning in Qatar that provide more than 400 academic programs.
“The number of students in higher institutions has reached 40,572 in the current academic year, recording 13 percent increase, compared to the previous academic year,” said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi. Speaking recently on Qatar TV, he stated that 3,243 students who are pursuing higher education both domestically and overseas are included on the ministry’s scholarship list. “UDST like Qatar University is providing educational output and high-quality technical specialisations to the job market,” said Al Nuaimi. He said that the institution had expertise in a number of areas, including accountancy, technology, and health. Al Nuaimi stated, “About 3,000 students are enrolled in the UDST of different nationalities with a large number of Qatari students. He said that the nation’s higher education industry had experienced rapid expansion. “We have 34 government and private higher institutions — colleges and universities — which are offering over 400 academic programs, including Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees,” said Al Nuaimi.