Northwestern University in Qatar Dean and CEO Everette Dennis and members of the faculty, staff and students from Doha visited the Evanston campus May 11-13 to showcase the Northwestern Experience in Qatar.
The series of lectures and presentations, called "NU-Q in Evanston," provided an opportunity for the community to experience the creative work, innovation and scholarship underway at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).
The events cast a spotlight on Northwestern's 12th school and only overseas campus and included presentations by NU-Q students on their achievements in film, reporting, journalism and projects in the liberal arts. Dennis and Justin Martin, assistant professor in residence, also spoke about the vision and success of NU-Q research.
"Since 2008, the NU-Q student population has grown from 40 to nearly 200," Dennis said. “Each year, the quality of the student body -- as indicated by grades and test scores -- has increased as well."
Dennis noted the school boasts some 140 graduates as of 2015, and its alumni have landed successful jobs in media, communication and other fields and also gone to elite graduate schools. Faculty recruitment has been highly successful, and NU-Q research is robust, he added.
A distinctive part of the Northwestern family, NU-Q brings together the curricula of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, the School of Communication and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences to deliver U.S. degree programs in Qatar.
The Middle East is at the heart of a massive transformation of global media and communication. Located in Doha, Qatar, NU-Q is in a unique position to educate future media leaders, study regional and global trends and advance the concepts of freedom of expression and an independent media. The student body is diverse and international.
Please visit NU-Q's website for more information about the school.