Qatar University is an intellectual and scholarly community characterized by open discussion, the free exchange of ideas, respectful debate, and a commitment to rigorous inquiry.
All members of the University - faculty, staff, and students - are expected to advance the scholarly and social values embodied by the university.
Qatar is a small peninsula of 11,437 square kilometers that lies halfway along the west coast of the Arabian Gulf. The population is near 1 million, and 61% of the inhabitants live in Doha, the capital city. The official language is Arabic, and Islam is the official religion. The currency is the Qatari Riyal (QR). The time zone is GMT+3, and the IDD code is +0974. The climate during the summer is hot with high humidity. The winter months, October through April, offer an amazingly clear and comfortable climate, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. Aside from the capital city, Qatar boasts such prominent destinations as Al-Khor, Al-Wakra, Dukhan, Al-Shamal, Mesaieed and Al-Zubarah.