The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies signed an MoU with Columbia University in New York on April 11, 2017. The agreement enables both sides to explore opportunities for collaboration in academic affairs, launching new dual graduate degree programs as well as student exchange activities.
During his visit to Columbia University in New York, Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley, Acting President of the DI and Vice President for Academic Affairs met with Dr. Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia School of Journalism. They discussed launching a new dual degree program in journalism where students from the DI can spend an academic year at Columbia.
Also, Dr. Yasir Suleiman Mally met with Dr. Carlos Alonso, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Both sides looked into future prospects of mutual collaboration in graduate studies programs, especially PhD programs which the DI plans to launch in the future. In addition, there were discussions about student exchange programs that would enrich academic experience of students from both universities.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Yasir Suleiman Mally from the DI's side and by Dr. John Coatsworth, Provost at Columbia University. Commenting on the importance of this agreement, Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley said: "Our agreement with a one of the world's most distinguished universities, Columbia University, is an important step towards achieving our objectives in developing our academic and scholarly output. We look forward to future collaboration and beneficial outcomes for both sides."