What is Social Work?
The purpose of social work, a profession dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities, is to promote and enhance human and community well-being. This involves (1) the quest for social and economic justice, (2) the prevention of conditions that limit human rights, (3) the elimination of poverty, and (4) the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons, locally and globally.
Our mission is "to educate, train, and empower a new generation of professional social work practitioners and researchers, who are prepared to empower and to meet the human needs of people in Qatar, the region, the Arab World and global community, and enhance their quality of life and well-being, with specific attention to those who are poor, vulnerable, and oppressed. It also prepares graduates for leadership in the community and to contribute to the knowledge base for the profession".
1.To develop an advanced social work graduate program in Qatar and the Arab World to meet complex contemporary challenges
2.To develop human resources suitable for the changing demography of Qatar and the Arab World
3.To produce a new cohort of community leaders and advocates to respond to the emerging socio-economic challenges in Qatar and the Arab World;
4.To provide social work and research skills to promote and advance the well-being of individuals and families, especially those from disadvantaged communities;
5.To ensure healthy and safe communities by responding to their needs through social work as a profession and the development of new effective social programs.