The State of Qatar attaches great importance to human development thanks to its wise leadership that continually emphasizes the importance of the human factor being a primary contributor to development.
Public education was established in the State of Qatar in 1952. Since then, the development of the education system has accelerated to include all communities and both genders across all stages of education.
The nation’s schools, colleges and universities offer a wide range of world-class education, from early years to postgraduate level. Schools are divided into independent and private sectors, while specialized schools provide more targeted education. The state has also invested in Special Needs education.
The state’s education policy is based on international standard while preserving Arab and Islamic values and culture. One of the best examples is Education City, where internationally renowned universities have set up programs to help inspire innovative research and develop human capital while remaining true to Qatar’s cultural heritage.
Qatar University has held the position as the sole national institution of higher education and research. It is a prime center and a focal community point for education, research and cultural interaction.
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education takes on the responsibility of establishing the State’s educational policy. It is also responsible for developing the education plan and overseeing its implementation, in order to achieve Qatar’s 2030 vision of developing the Qatari individual to be able to actively participate in all aspects of life.