​​​​The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies is an independent institution founded in 2015 based in Doha, in the State of Qatar. Postgraduate programs of study are offered in two schools: the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Public Administration and Development Economics. Arabic Language is the main language for study and research and is supported by other common languages. The Institute seeks to achieve its goals through the integration of teaching and learning with scientific research, taking into consideration the interdisciplinary approach.

The Institute also aims to qualify researchers who can advance human knowledge in accordance with international scientific standards. As well as developing professionals who are fluent within their disciplines and advanced skills and enabling leaders who can respond to the needs of the Arab region in sustainable development, and intellectual, social and professional advancement.


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


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.


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