Qatar University Alumni Association gets new headquarters.
08 November 2023, 12:00 AM
30 December 2023, 12:00 AM
Qatar University (QU) Alumni Association inaugurated its new headquarters on the university campus, in the presence of Minister of Environment and Climate Change HE Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani, President of QU Dr Omar Al-Ansari and the esteemed members of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.
A high-level meeting marked the inauguration ceremony and the unveiling of the association’s ambitious programmes for the 2023–2024 academic year.
This significant event provided an opportunity for the Board of Directors to discuss the strategies and recommendations proposed by the association’s key sectors, including the Chapters Committee, Marketing Committee, Career Development Committee and Financial Committee.
In his statement on this occasion, HE Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani, who is also the president of QU Alumni Association, emphasised the importance of allocating a permanent headquarter within the University for the Association. This step brings together thousands of male and female graduates from QU, who, despite their different graduating classes and majors, all share the common bond of belonging to this leading national educational institution. Furthermore, he praised the role played by QU in the comprehensive development of the country since its establishment in the seventies of the last century until today.
The Career Development Committee, devoted to the professional development of alumni, proposed an array of initiatives. A focal point was the establishment of tailored professional training courses, particularly in entrepreneurship. These courses will be organized in cooperation with local institutions such as the Qatar Science and Technology Park, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, the Qatar Development Bank (QDB), and the Office of Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development. Additionally, the committee recommended arranging a series of meetings with accomplished individuals under the theme “Sons and Daughters of the University” and maintaining regular contact with industry experts through a dedicated platform.
The Marketing Committee, responsible for promoting the association’s activities and engaging with its members, recommended a comprehensive annual plan. This plan includes conducting post-event surveys to gather feedback for continuous improvement, boosting the association’s social media presence, sharing event updates on various social media platforms, and fostering collaborations with other universities in Qatar to further enhance the alumni network’s reach.
The Chapters Committee emphasized the active involvement of chapters in university events, especially those held outside the campus. The committee also advised on collaborative initiatives with schools and other sectors to conduct joint events and proposed the development of new event policies.