Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) represented by the School of Public Administration and Development Economics (SPADE), welcomed newly admitted 2020-2021 students of the Executive Master of Public Administration Program (EMPA) during a remote orientation meeting.
The event was attended by Dr Hend Al Muftah, Vice President of Administration and Finance, Dr Hamid Ali Dean of the School of Public Administration and Development Economics and faculty members of the program.
Dr Hend described the program as an excellent opportunity to create academic awareness to combine academia and professionalism in order to achieve Qatar's vision, "SPADE has recently received NASPAA accreditation, which is the most prominent achievement of Doha Institute within its plan for international recognition from international bodies and institutions" she added.
Dr Hamid welcomed the 20 new admitted students, stating that the success of the program during the previous four cohorts is evidence of the quality of the scientific and academic standards related to scientific research in the fields of public administration and business administration, stressing on the work the School is putting to secure a better communication channels between faculty members and students during this challenging times, also introducing them the services provided by the Institute and explaining the way of adding courses for the fall of 2020.
Alumni Abdulaziz Al Majali, General Director of the Institute of Public Administration at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs said in a statement: "The program has established an academic life that merged theory and practice in Qatari work environments. Clarifying to the new students that the exams and research will allow them to have a deep understanding of the latest developments at the administrative and executive level in the institutions of Qatar and the world.
It is worth noting that the Executive Master of Public Administration Program track is designed to be finished in 21 months, where students meet three to four days a month to enable them to reconcile academic and professional obligations.