AboutNorthwestern's Qatar Campus

Northwestern's Qatar Campus

Northwestern University in Qatar draws from its parent organization, Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA), a distinguished history, famous programs, and an exceptional faculty. Founded in 2008 in partnership with Qatar Foundation, NU-Q provides a framework through which students explore the world and, ultimately, shape its future through its distinguished schools of communication, journalism, and liberal arts.

Ranked #11 in the United States by US News & World Report and in the top 20 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Northwestern is one of the best universities in Qatar.

Dean & CEO

Everette E. Dennis

Dr. Everette E. Dennis is a widely-known institution-builder, educator and author having led several organizations over a distinguished career in higher education, foundations and advanced study centers. At NU-Q, he has strengthened curriculum, expanded the faculty, built a research program and led major outreach efforts putting the school on the map regionally and globally.

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Everette Dennis

Leadership team

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The members of Northwestern University in Qatar's leadership team are true visionaries, forward-thinking and ambitious in building this one-of-a-kind educational institution. Our team members—all accomplished and innovative leaders in their fields—work together to cultivate NU-Q’s quality of education, reputation, influence, scholarly research and day-to-day operations.


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NU-Q Faculty

NU-Q faculty members come from academia and industry, and they bring with them a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge. With small class sizes, our professors and lecturers are in a rare position to impart individualized guidance and educational support to their students.


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NU-Q Staff

Our staff are enthusiastic and committed to supporting students, faculty and the leadership team. Through the work of these dedicated professionals, NU-Q can serve its students and continue its work as a part of the larger educational community in Qatar.


A unique curriculum and experience-based education

Academic programs

Our programs

Northwestern University in Qatar offers Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism and communication. The curriculum and courses available to NU-Q students provide a flexible framework, helping them develop a range of skills as they work toward their highest potentials.

Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation

NU-Q's partnership with Qatar Foundation in Education City illustrates Qatar's commitment to offering students high caliber education as well as an internationally renowned degree, which is identical to that at our home campus in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Why Qatar?


NU-Q's location in the Middle East enables students to choose coursework, internship and research opportunities that are specific to regional issues and the emerging Middle Eastern media industry. This fusion of the traditional and the progressive provides excellent preparation for a career anywhere in the world.

Apply for Admission

NU-Q seeks and attracts students from around the Gulf Region and the world who have succeeded in academics and extracurricular activities throughout their pre-college careers. Admission is competitive. Apply »

Contact NU-Q


+974 4454 5000

NU-Q Directories

Mailing address

Northwestern University in Qatar
P.O. Box 34102
Doha, Qatar 


Phone: +974 4454 5100

Media and Press

Nanci Martin
+974 4454 5141

Physical address

Northwestern University in Qatar
Education City
Doha, Qatar
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