College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) has signed an articulation agreement with Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, establishing a seamless pathway for graduates of CNA-Q’s Information Technology and Business Studies diploma programs. 
The pathway recognizes two years of credits earned at CNA-Q, whereby students can complete credits at Dalhousie University within an additional two years to earn a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science or a Bachelor of Management.
The agreement marks the first articulation between CNA-Q and a Canadian university, facilitating a complete four-year pathway towards a bachelor’s degree. This articulation is part of CNA-Q’s strategic agenda to create diverse opportunities for progression for its graduates at exceptional international institutions. 
“Our partnership with Dalhousie University is one we are particularly proud of,” said Dr. Samah Gamar, vice-president, academic. 
“Dalhousie is one of Canada’s most respected, research-intensive universities, and of the country’s oldest — having been established in 1818 before Canada became a country. Dalhousie also has deep roots in applied, technical education, since it assumed the Technical University of Nova Scotia as part of its campus in 1997, which delivered degree programs that aligned to industry and businesses. This agreement demonstrates an exceptional partnership between a technical college and a renowned university, and paves the way for future collaboration between these two streams of higher education,” said Dr. Gamar. Starting in the new Academic term of 2019-2020, CNA-Q business and IT graduates can avail of this degree pathway, with applications to Dalhousie now open for graduates. 
The partnership works to further strengthen ties between Qatar and Canada, with Canada being an ideal destination for education for many citizens and residents of Qatar.