Call for more private universities as demand grows

KhaterA senior official of Qatar University has recommended the establishment of more universities in the private sector, providing a quota at existing universities for expatriate students as well as starting more disciplines in universities to meet the growing demand for higher education in Qatar, writes Joseph Varghese for Gulf Times.

“More affordable universities need to be set up in the private sector under the Ministry of Education and Higher Education so that more expatriate students can pursue higher education staying with their families,” said Dr Khalid al-Khater, vice-president for administration and finance of Qatar University, at a forum organised by Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue recently.

Al-Khater said: “The population of the country is growing very fast and there are only limited numbers of seats at higher education institutes for expatriate students as the number of universities in the country is limited. Therefore, the best way to overcome this is to open new universities in the private sector.”

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