Convocation 2019, the graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 of all Education City universities, was held in the gracious presence of H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, as well as H.H. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of QF, H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of QF, H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee and several other dignitaries and VVIPs.
This year’s graduating class included students from 71 different nationalities who celebrated their achievements in a breathtaking purpose-built setting to create everlasting memories of this special day for all students and their families.
At the Convocation, students receive rings before they perform the traditional walk through the ‘Door to the Future,’ symbolising their passage from QF partner universities to the next stage of their lives.
Keynote by Brandon Stanton
The 2019 Convocation keynote speaker was Brandon Stanton, author of ‘Humans of New York.’ who inspired the students and guests with his stories and insights into his humble beginnings and the journey to global recognition.
The breathtaking setting for the Convocation 2019 was designed and purpose-built by fischerAppelt at the Education City Ceremonial Court including tiered grandstand seating for over 3,000 guests and the unique amphitheatre stage to honour the students and provide an unforgettable scenery for the celebration.