44% Qataris among CMU-Q students

 02 Oct 2017 - 3:51

44% Qataris among CMU-Q students

The Peninsula

The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) enrolment numbers released this week, reflect that among the 388 students at the campus hail from 35 different nations, with a Qatari population of 44 percent.
The student body population reflects both the cultural diversity of the community, as well as a continued commitment to the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision.
The members of the freshman class of 109 students are from 20 nations, including the first citizen from Moldova and the first female students from China. This is the second largest incoming class in CMU-Q history.  The freshman class also includes 48 Qatari nationals, which is the second largest intake since CMU-Q opened its doors in 2004.  “The Carnegie Mellon Qatar community is unique: we are remarkably diverse, which creates a sense of global purpose; at the same, CMU-Q has a robust and vibrant Qatari population. We are excited to see how these young professionals shape Qatar once they graduate and enter the workforce,” says Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q.
CMU-Q has long proven popular within families, with several siblings of students or alumni choosing to study at the campus each year. In a campus record, the Class of 2021 includes 26 students whose siblings have also attended Carnegie Mellon.  The campus offers programmes in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems.