About UCL Qatar
UCL Qatar represents a unique three-way partnership between UCL, Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums Authority, positioning Qatar as the centre of excellence in museum practice in the region and furthering the understanding of Arab and Islamic archaeology. The arrival of UCL further establishes Qatar as an international centre of excellence in research in archaeology, conservation, cultural heritage and museology.
The UCL Qatar campus builds upon UCL’s renowned strengths in conservation, museum studies and archaeology, with world-class scholars, scientists and teachers from UCL’s Institute of Archaeology relocating to Qatar. Three taught Master's programmes are offered: MA Archaeology of the Arab and Islamic World, MA Museum and Gallery Practice, and MSc Conservation Studies. UCL Qatar has also begun providing a number of specialist training courses for Qatar Museums Authority staff and mid-career professionals.
UCL staff and
students will have a presence at Qatari museums, archaeological sites and
conservation facilities. This distributed approach to UCL Qatar will ensure
that its activities take place in the parts of Qatar's developing cultural
resources where they can best serve the needs of heritage professionals,
researchers and students.
Located in the capital city of Doha, UCL joins a number of the
world's leading institutions in partnership with Qatar Foundation: HEC
Paris, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown University, Weill Cornell
Medical College, Northwestern University, Texas A&M University and
Virginina Commonwealth University. We are proud to be the first British university to open a campus in Qatar.
Large numbers of school children will benefit from cultural heritage teaching as part of planned outreach programmes, and the general public will be invited to discover more about archaeological and cultural heritage issues through our public Lecture Series. From the outset, UCL Qatar will conduct research of relevance to the Gulf and to the Arab world more broadly. To this end, UCL is locating to Qatar four existing research projects of great significance to the Gulf region.
UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha,
Qatar. Telephone: +974 4457 8680.