Doha, Qatar - Monday, December 31st 2012 [ME NewsWire]
Qatar University’s undergraduate and Masters programs in Environmental Sciences have become the first outside of the UK to be recognised by the world’s leading accreditation body for environmental science education degree programs.
The Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES) and the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) accredited QU’s BSc and MSc Environmental Sciences programs, which began in September 2008 and 2011 respectively, in a ceremony at Qatar’s national university earlier this week.
The award is the culmination of 15 months of hard work for the university’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, which began the process in March 2011. Although CHES usually accredits only honors and graduate programs, an exception was made for QU’s BSc Environmental Science course because of its rigorous nature, which puts it at the same level as an honors program in other univers
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