Under the patronage of HE Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of QP Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar Petroleum recognized a total of 207 QP-sponsored Qatari students who have successfully completed their scholarships and training programs in Qatar and outside Qatar in various disciplines from January 2012 till August 2012. During the Recognition Ceremony which was attended by dignitaries from local institutes and universities, a number of senior QP officials as well as by the families and friends of the graduates, HE Dr. Al-Sada congratulated the graduates and presented each with a Certificate of Appreciation for their dedication in their studies and in recognition of their academic achievements. HE the Minister stated that QP's scholarship program is fully aligned with the pillar for human development as articulated in Qatar National Vision 2030. He expressed his trust that this batch of QP graduates would contribute significantly not only in the efficiency of the corporation s extensive operations but also in the continued development of the State of Qatar. In his speech during the event, QP Director of Administration Ahmad Ali Abdulla Al-Mawlawi also praised the graduates for their hard work and commitment in completion of their studies. "Consistent with the corporation's strategic plan, we will continue to provide you with programs and opportunities for continued professional development as you undertake duties and responsibilities in your respective departments," Al-Mawlawi said. A graduate student expressed happiness in an address on behalf of the alumni, praising the efforts made by Qatar Petroleum in qualifying students to ensure the fulfillment of their duties and responsibilities, required by the oil and gas sector in Qatar, in the best way. The QP Graduates Recognition Ceremony 2013, organized by QP's Corporate Training Department, honoured the following graduates: 3 Master's degree, 126 Bachelor's degree, 8 Higher National Diploma, 16 Diploma, 18 Office Practice Certificates, 25 Technician certificates from TAFE (Technical and Further Education), and 11 Fireman certificate from Ras Laffan Safety and Emergency College. Many of the QP graduates completed their studies in Qatar, while others were enrolled in universities and academic institutions in Australia, France, the UK, and USA. In line with QP s scholarship program, the fields of study include engineering disciplines in Petroleum, Chemical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Civil, Industrial, Environmental and Computer Engineering. Other majors cover Computer Science, Geology, Fire and Safety, Logistics and Supply Chain, and Quantity Surveying.