DOHA: Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Al Faisal Holding and Chairman of Al Rayyan International Education, has announced the launch of Al Rayyan International University College (ARIU) in partnership with University of Derby.
Sheikh Faisal said: “Today, we are pleased to announce the official launch of Al Rayyan International University College, after a joint agreement was signed between Al Rayyan International Education and one of the well-established British universities- the University of Derby.”
He added: “We are in the process of building a distinguished university building equipped with the best facilities and God willing, we will announce other similar partnerships with reputable educational institutions in the near future.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Thani, Vice-Chairman of Al Faisal Holding and Vice-Chairman of Aamal Company, said: “The Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar has approved the establishment of Al Rayyan International University College. As an initial step ARIU is entering into a partnership with the University of Derby, which is regarded as one of the best UK universities for programmes in business and management.”
He added: “ARIU will deliver high-quality UK-accredited and internationally-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the fields of international business, international tourism management and international hospitality management. In the near future, we are planning to expand the academic portfolio of the university by adding new programmes from the University of Derby and from other well-established and well-regarded academic institutions.
Dr Ivan Ninov, ARIU Executive Dean, said: “ARIU in partnership with University of Derby will have a very strong student-centred approach to learning and education. “The mission of the programmes will be to prepare students for their future management functions in local and international settings. ARIU will continue to work closely with local and international business organisations, which will enable our graduates to be well-placed for their future careers and to be consistently sought after by the industry.”
He added: “All academic programmes will be fully based on University of Derby’s curriculum and licensed by the University of Derby. Upon successful graduation from the academic programmes, students will be awarded with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from the University of Derby in the UK.
Starting 26 September, ARIU will start delivering the following programmes from the University of Derby:
• BSc (Hons) in International Business Management
• BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management
• BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management
Starting January 2022, in addition to the undergraduate programmes, ARIU will also offer the following postgraduate courses:
• MSc in Tourism Management
• MBA Global in Hospitality Management