Qatar’s Education and Higher Education Ministry will soon be responsible for accrediting universities. The Ministry is going to launch a quality control and accreditation programme for all of the country’s universities. It hasn’t yet decided whether it will be undertaken by the Ministry itself outsourced to other organisations abroad. Alternatively the universities may carry out self-assessment and submit these to the Ministry who will then assess these reports. A new private Lusail University is also going to be established by next year and an Indian University is going to be up and running by the end of the year. The aim is to ensure standardisation in the sector.