– College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) has signed its first in-country block transfer articulation agreement for degree pathways. The college has reached an agreement with the University of Aberdeen for credit transfer that facilitates pathways towards a Bachelors (honours) of Business Management and Bachelors (honours) of Accountancy and Finance for CNA-Q’s business administration, business management, banking and office administration graduates. The agreement allows students to transfer into University of Aberdeen in Qatar or to the home campus in Scotland.
The articulation agreement was signed during a ceremony at CNA-Q May 9, 2018, and was presided over by H.E. Dr. Sheikha Aisha Faleh Al Thani, Chairperson and Founder of AFG College with the University of Aberdeen; Dr. Karen Foster, Provost of University of Aberdeen Qatar, Qatar; Dr. William Radford, President & CEO of CNA in Canada; and, Dr. Ken MacLeod, CNA-Q President.
“I am delighted that we have signed this agreement with CNA-Q,” said H.E, Dr. Sheikha Aisha Faleh Al Thani. “It has always been part of our vision at AFG College with the University of Aberdeen to work collaboratively with existing higher education providers to help build Qatar’s knowledge economy in line with HH the Emir’s vision. We look forward to welcoming more graduates from CNA-Q to our Doha campus in the next academic year. Furthermore, this agreement will allow graduates to apply for degree programs both here in Qatar and in Scotland directly.”
“This initiative provides pathways for further and higher education for diploma graduates, and is in direct alignment to Qatar’s Education and Training Sector Strategy. Collaboration between various education sub-sectors ensures students have diverse avenues through which to gain knowledge and skillsets, and credentials in demand by the labour market,” said Ms. Samah Gamar, Vice President Academic at CNA-Q. “We sought this partnership with AFG and Aberdeen to ensure that our students can progress seamlessly through their studies and achieve their educational and career goals.”
CNA-Q is Qatar’s premier technical college, offering over 30 diploma programs in Business Studies, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences and Information Technology. Since opening in 2002, over 5,000 graduates have entered the labour market contributing to a knowledge-based economy and making the Qatar National Vision 2030 a reality.
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