City University College in partnership with Ulster University held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the University’s New Main Campus Located in Lusail

City University College celebrated the groundbreaking of the university’s new main campus located in Lusail alongside the Ulster University delegation. Dr. Faris Gorashi, Executive Dean of City University College thanked Ulster University’s Vice Chancellor and delegation for attending the monumental ceremony which marks the continuous growth of CUC Ulster University and solidifies the partnership.

Professor Paul Bartholomew, Ulster University’s Vice Chancellor expressed his excitement for the new build, and appreciation for being able to see the vision for the campus on the site during the beginning stages of this amazing journey. He commented that this ceremony along with other initiatives is a further demonstration of the partnership’s commitment to providing a world class learning facility that will mirror a portfolio of providing a leading undergraduate and postgraduate student experience.

About the New Campus in Lusail

Nestled in the exciting new development of Qatar’s new ‘Smart City’, Lusail, the new state-of–the-art university campus will involve the creation of a number of contemporary pluralistic teaching and learning spaces and will form part of the exciting educational projects taking place in Qatar. The aim is to complete the campus for the September 2024 intake. Served by an extensive and growing network of road and rail connections, the campus will be accessible and will enjoy an enviable position close to all amenities. The campus itself will incorporate cutting edge design features including a rooftop swimming pool, walking tracks as well as a full size sports hall and gymnasium. The large, impressive central atrium will extend huge shards of natural light to all parts of the building. A key design feature will be its wide circulation areas and extensive student interactive social spaces which embraces the fundamental ethos to promote and support student and staff health and wellbeing.

Designing, building and moving into such a facility will provide the CUC Ulster community with uncharted opportunities where research, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise can flourish while in parallel strengthening and developing more partnerships with renowned regional and international corporations as well as being aligned to the Qatar National Vision 2030.This exciting development will align physical spaces with contemporary pedagogical philosophy within an overarching theme of interactive learning. CUC’s commitment towards distinctive education through its recognition as an innovative and creative university with a global reach is highly evident in the design of this new campus.

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