10 May 2018 – 8:52
DOHA: The College of the North Atlantic-Qatar has signed its first in-country block transfer articulation agreement for degree pathways.
The College has reached an agreement with the University of Aberdeen for credit transfer that facilitates pathways towards a Bachelors (honours) of Business Management and Bachelors (honours) of Accountancy and Finance for CNA-Q’s business administration, business management, banking and office administration graduates. The agreement allows students to transfer into University of Aberdeen in Qatar or to the home campus in Scotland.
The articulation agreement was signed yesterday at a ceremony at College of the North Atlantic-Qatar, presided over by Dr. Sheikha Aisha Faleh Al Thani, Chairperson and Founder of AFG College with the University of Aberdeen, Dr. Karen Foster, Provost of University of Aberdeen Qatar, Qatar, Dr. William Radford, President of College of the North Atlantic in Canada, and Dr. Ken MacLeod, President of College of the North Atlantic-Qatar.
“I am delighted that we have signed this agreement with CNA-Q,” said Dr Sheikha Aisha Faleh Al Thani. “It has always been part of our vision at AFG College with the University of Aberdeen to work collaboratively with existing higher education providers to help build Qatar’s knowledge economy in line with H H the Amir’s vision. We look forward to welcoming more graduates from CNA-Q to our Doha campus in the next academic year.
Furthermore, this agreement will allow graduates to apply for degree programs both here in Qatar and in Scotland directly.”
“This initiative provides pathways for further and higher education for diploma graduates, and is in direct alignment to Qatar’s Education and Training Sector Strategy. Collaboration between various education sub-sectors ensures students have diverse avenues through which to gain knowledge and skillsets, and credentials in demand by the labour market,” said Samah Gamar, Vice President Academic at CNAQ.