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Texas A&M At Qatar Class Of 2026 Welcomes Largest Cohort Of Qatari Students For Fall 2022

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: Texas A&M at Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, has welcomed the largest incoming freshman cohort of Qatari students for Fall 2022 in its 20th year. 

The new students aim to develop cutting-edge engineering innovations, and to become engineers who will have a positive impact on Qatar and the region.

The total number of students at Texas A&M at Qatar this fall is 724, including students from other Education City partner universities as well as the students who are on the study abroad programme from College Station. This year, the university welcomed 156 new undergraduate students, and 16 new graduate students. Texas A&M at Qatar is also hosting 32 PhD students from Texas A&M's College Station campus and 16 PhD students awarded through the PhD Fellows programme. 

Sixty percent of the incoming class represent Qataris, of which 56 percent are female students. Sixty-three percent of the new graduate students at Texas A&M at Qatar are female. The undergraduate students are pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or petroleum engineering. 

Texas A&M at Qatar also offers a Master of Science and Master of Engineering in chemical engineering. In addition to engineering courses, the students will participate in lessons in science, mathematics, liberal arts and the humanities. Texas A&M at Qatar students are also given the opportunity to cross-register for various courses at other Qatar Foundation partner universities within Education City.

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For Mohammed Albuainan, it was the reputation of Texas A&M's petroleum programme that made him apply. 

He said,“I look forward to graduating as a petroleum engineer in four years, and to contributing to the development of my country. I want to play a role in advancing Qatar's future, and I believe a Texas A&M education will allow me to do that. I hope to make my country and my university proud of me.”

Dr. César Octavio Malavé, dean of Texas A&M at Qatar, noted that with students hailing from more than 40 different countries, the student body at Texas A&M at Qatar represent diverse academic experiences and cultural backgrounds.

Malavé said,“We are proud to have welcomed the largest incoming cohort of Qatari students for Fall 2022. Now that Texas A&M is in its 20th year of operations here in Qatar, we reiterate our commitment to educating the next generation of engineering leaders.”


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