Official launch of Oryx Universal College in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (UK) in the State of Qatar

UK degrees taught in Doha for Qatari and international students

We are delighted to announce the official launch of Oryx Universal College in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University in the State of Qatar. The establishment of the College was approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar with distinct set of programs expected to deliver skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the middle east region and other parts of the world. With focus in delivering STEM skills and knowledge (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Oryx Universal College will commence enrolling students for 4 distinguished degree programmes that students can complete and graduate in Qatar.

Undergraduate programmes

  1. BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
  2. BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering
  3. BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Postgraduate programme

  1. MSc in Project Management

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oryx Universal College, Dr. Homaid Almadfa affirms, the institution’s commitment to its mission “to enable the knowledge future through interactions between education, research and innovation, as the first private higher education institution in Qatar that focuses in STEM education”.

The preliminary approval has been given to Oryx Universal College in 2018 by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education based on a comprehensive feasibility study carried out by KPMG, Qatar. By demonstrating progressive accomplishment of the conditions and requirements set by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education through their rigorous quality assurance and compliance framework, Oryx Universal College is now ready to enroll students for March 2020 intake.

The College building located in Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street, Al Messila includes; a library, cafeteria, auditorium, computer laboratory, civil engineering lab, collaborative study spaces, and an innovation hub. The facilities are designed to bring a combination of best student experiences and accomplishment of internationally acclaimed career-oriented learning outcomes.

An experienced team of faculty members led by Dr. Anthony Charles Auchterlounie (PhD) who brings a wealth of academic and professional experience in the UK and in Middle East has teamed up with the founders to shift the benchmarks that cover the higher education needs of the State of Qatar. Dr. Auchterlounie is a member of CIOB, CABE, RICS and a fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). He will be the Dean of Academic Affairs at Oryx Universal College.

Oryx Universal College, in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, has opened its doors for parents, students and the general public to visit the campus from 1st of January 2020. The location can be found via Google Maps here.

All inquiries including media contacts shall be forwarded to:

  • Email:
  • Phone number: +974 4036 9944

We invite all stakeholders to follow our social media pages:

  • @oryxuni in Facebook and Instagram
  • @oryx_uni in Twitter
  • @oryxuni-ljmu in Linkedin

Building #113, Al Jazira Al Arabiya Street,
Zone 36, Al Messila, (P.O. Box 12253),
Doha, Qatar

About Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

With a humble start 195 years ago the institution was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning, and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to be founded in England.

This small, pioneering movement was followed by the establishment of the Liverpool Institute, School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College, and in 1900 Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh campus. These organisations together laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores University, an institution that has grown and flourished and continues to provide opportunities for all. Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000+ students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250-degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.

  • First University to receive 2 commended judgements from QAA – UK (in 2016)
  • Ranked in the top 150 Global young universities (Times, “150 under 50 rankings” 2016)
  • 96% of research rated as international quality or better (REF 2004)
  • 93% of graduates at work within 6 months (DLHE 2015/2016)

LJMU is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK and it is included in the “List of approved universities to obtain pre-approvals” (2017) in the State of Qatar.

About Oryx Universal College, Qatar (OUC)

Oryx Universal College is a registered University Education Provider (CR: 126642) in the State of Qatar and a collaborative partner education provider of LJMU and approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education as a Higher Education Institution in Qatar. The collaborative franchised programs offered in the OUC Qatar campus are recognized by the Ministry Education of Higher Education as approved Qualifications in Qatar, in addition to the global recognition of LJMU as a UK accredited University. OUC’s Qatar campus is located in Al Messila, Doha in a brand new 3 story building.

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