About Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.
HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.
At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.
To be an innovation-based entrepreneurial university leading in education and research, solving critical challenges facing Qatar and the world.
HBKU develops world-class, integrated academic programs, and national research capabilities that drive collaboration with the world’s best institutions, cultivating leaders for the future, propelling Qatar’s knowledge-based economy and shaping novel solutions for a global impact.
HBKU at a glance
- 600+ Students
- 42% Qataris
- 66 Nationalities
- 60+ Faculty
The State of Qatar
- Capital: Doha
- Population: 2.6 million
- Area: 11,500 sq. km
- Language: Arabic
- Religion: Islam
- Currency: Riyal
HBKU’s present partner universities in Education City include branch campuses of some of the world’s leading universities.
Together with HBKU, they have a unique opportunity to engage in research and teaching that cannot be replicated elsewhere. They are creatively seeking new ways to combine the excellence of their respective academic programs to create innovative graduate research education programs.