The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) is an independent institute
for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Administration and Development Economics in Doha.
The DI is premised on four interrelated values in accordance with its mission:
Arab Contribution to Knowledge Production
Integrating cross-disciplinary learning and research
Commitment to Academic Standards
Informed by the latest developments in social sciences, humanities, public administration and development economics
Intellectual Responsibility and Critical Awareness
A new generation of intellectuals committed to Arab societies
Space for Intellectual Independence
Knowledge and scientific methodology as the basis for freedom of thought
Programs of study are offered at the master’s degree level in three schools: the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the School of Public Administration and Development Economics and the School of Psychology and Social Work. In addition, the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the DI, offers a master's in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action.
The DI welcomed its first cohort of students in the academic year 2015-2016. It is planned that student enrollment will eventually reach between 350 and 400, with study at the doctoral level gradually opening at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Designated as a not-for-profit, private institution, the DI is operated
exclusively for educational, research and public service purposes. It was
founded in 2014, as an autonomous legal entity, by the Arab Center for Research
and Policy Studies. The DI is licensed as a national institution of higher education by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar.