Today, Lusail University announced the launch of two master’s programs in international criminal justice, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and a master’s program in international affairs and public policy in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), as part of the university’s expansion of academic programs offered at Master’s degree level.
The university stated, during a press conference held on this occasion, that the International Criminal Justice Program is the culmination of the strategic partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime with the aim of promoting crime prevention through education in order to reach peaceful and sustainable societies, while the Master of Arts program in International Affairs and Public Policy comes in response to the demand. The great scholars in the State of Qatar and the region are keen on studying this specialization, as well as its importance in meeting the needs of the workforce in the local, regional and international labor market, especially in light of the growing interest in the fields of international affairs and public policies and their connection with the growth of the world, especially in trade and business.
In this context, Dr. Nizam Hindi, President of Lusail University, said: "The educational objectives of the Master’s Program in International Criminal Justice are: to develop skills in drafting laws, designing action plans, identifying best practices, writing reports and other projects, as well as preparing students to develop their legal competence in a changing world within the framework of criminal justice, transnational crimes and combating terrorism Encouraging analytical and critical thinking and creativity, providing students with extensive knowledge of the principles of criminal justice and human rights, as well as promoting social cohesion, respect for professional ethics and social values, and constructive interaction with other countries.".
He added, during the press conference, that the master’s program in international criminal justice is a development of programs based on enhancing societal awareness of new crimes as one of the goals of sustainable development that the State of Qatar seeks to achieve, noting that the program, which will be taught in both Arabic and English, is in line with applicable international standards. In this field, it also conforms to the international standards applied in university education for the master’s degree.
The President of Lusail University pointed out that the master’s program in criminal justice consists of 36 credit hours distributed over four semesters, starting with basic principles courses, then focusing on the four majors offered by the program, including: combating money laundering and terrorist financing, combating corruption, human trafficking and smuggling. immigrants, and cybercrime.
Dr. Nizam Hindi continued, saying: "The Master of Arts in International Affairs and Public Policy program, which will be offered in two tracks in Arabic and English, is the first and only program in the Middle East."He expressed his pleasure in cooperating with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), pointing out that this program is characterized by the fact that it supports Qatar Vision 2030, which stresses the need for a "An educational system that rises to the level of distinguished global educational systems, and provides citizens with what meets their needs and the needs of the Qatari society, and includes educational curricula and training programs that respond to the current and future needs of the labor market"The program is based on an analysis of the needs of the local labor market.
In her turn, Mrs. Fatima Al Musleh, Vice President for Student Affairs at Lusail University, said: "The conditions for admission to Lusail University’s master’s programs are that the candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a university accredited by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the State of Qatar, and that his cumulative grade point average for graduation is not less than 2.0/4.0 (grade C), or its equivalent in the case of Having work experience of at least three years after graduating from a bachelor’s program, in addition to passing a personal interview with the Admission Committee".
She added that it is possible to transfer to the master’s programs offered by Lusail University, if the candidate is enrolled in another master’s program from a university recognized by the Qatari Ministry of Education and Higher Education, provided that he obtains a cumulative average of 2.0, pointing out that the registration mechanism for the two master’s programs is done by submitting an electronic application. On the university’s website, including all his personal and academic data, transcripts, experience certificates, and a CV.
And the Vice President for Student Affairs indicated that after submitting applications, they are transferred to the Interview Committee, noting that the application is open until April 27, and personal interviews will be held from April 30 to May 30, while admission decisions will be announced on June 7, and studies will begin. On August 20 of this year.
For his part, Dr. Moulay Hisham Idrissi, Dean of the College of Law at Lusail University, said: The master’s program in criminal justice, which is the first in the region, aims to meet the need of the State of Qatar to promote the principles of international criminal justice and the rule of law at the educational level, as the program is considered a response Actual to the contents of the 2015 Doha Declaration, which emphasized the importance of education as a tool to prevent crime and support the rule of law, indicating that this program embodies the objectives of the initiative "Education for justice"supported by the State of Qatar in an effort to transfer knowledge and achieve a deeper understanding of issues related to the rule of law.
For his part, Dr. Ramzi Nasser, Dean of the College of Education and Arts at Lusail University, reviewed, during the press conference, the importance of the Master of Arts in International Affairs and Public Policy program because it focuses on studying the impact of economics, culture, education and political science on society, indicating that the program, which will be taught in both Arabic and English It aims to provide students with theories, philosophies, and concepts in international affairs and relations, in addition to improving their technical, analytical, and research skills by honing their skills in this field, through work and training with a group of international experts.