University of Aberdeen to build £100m campus in Qatar

A £100m campus for the University of Aberdeen will be built in Qatar in conjunction with the Al Faleh Group for Education and Academic Services (AFG).

The 50,000 sq m development will be located in Al Daayan, 40km from Doha, and will be dedicated to teaching science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical sciences, law, politics and international relations.

The project will be the second University of Aberdeen campus in Qatar. The first, specialising in business, was completed last year in Doha.

George Boyne, the university’s principal, said: "The campus in Al Daayan builds on the success of the initial phase of our partnership with AFG, which since its launch in 2017 has attracted over 400 students to our existing campus."

Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani, AFG’s founder, said: "We are extremely proud to be associated with such a prestigious university, a university that is ranked within the top 160 in the world and with over 500 hundred years of history and academic excellence."

Image courtesy of the University of Aberdeen

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