New higher education draft law in final stages – Ministry

A new draft law for higher education in Qatar is in its final stages and will be issued soon after the completion of its legislative process, Dr Khalid al-Ali, Qatar’s acting assistant undersecretary for higher education affairs at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, has said, reports the Qatar News Agency.

In an exclusive interview with Qatar News Agency, Dr al-Ali noted that the draft law will cover all issues related to higher education policies, the governance and licensing of higher education institutions as well as their oversight, programmes and statistics so that the ministry assumes the responsibility of general supervision and serves as a general umbrella for higher education institutions while preserving the independence of universities through their boards of directors, which usually include a representative of the ministry.

He noted that the ceiling for admission requirements for any educational institution wishing to open a branch in Qatar has been raised, to be among the best 300 universities in the world, according to the international assessment of universities. In this regard, he referred to the existence of three international rankings, which are the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the QS classification and the Shanghai Jiao Tong classification.
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