CMUQ to mark 10th year of achievements

March 17, 2014 - 4:39:37 am

From left: Dr Mark Kamlet, Provost & Executive Vice-President, CMUQ,  Dr Subra Suresh, President, CMUQ, Engineer Jassim Telefat, Group Executive Director, QF Capital Projects and Facilities Management, and Jamal Al Ammari, Talent and Resourcing Manager, Qatar Shell, at the press conference yesterday.

DOHA: Carnegie Mellon University Qatar (CMUQ) celebrates 10th anniversary of its branch campus in Qatar this week. 

Celebrations will highlight key achievements during the successful decade and renew the university’s pledge to shape the country’s future by nurturing the next generation of young leaders during an official ceremony tomorrow. 

Key leadership from CMUQ and Qatar Foundation (QF) will gather at the university’s campus in Education City, alongside alumni, students, faculty and staff, and international guests.  CMUQ joined Education City in 2004 and began teaching 41 students in two academic programmes. Today, it offers five top programmes to 400 students from 42 countries in a multi-cultural environment. 

Subra Suresh, President, CMUQ, and other senior leaders from the Pittsburgh campus spoke about achievements at a press conference yesterday.

“This campus has created living connections among faculty, students, and graduates across Carnegie Mellon’s global network, sharing research projects, classes, and outreach activities. 

“Students and faculty have embraced Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary collaborative approach to problem-solving, and enriched our entire university with new ideas, new ways of thinking, and an obvious passion for learning.”

To date, almost 300 young men and women have graduated from the university. However, Ilker Baybars, Dean, CMUQ, said success must be measured by more than numbers. “We must not only educate and graduate students, we must also create the next generation of researchers, entrepreneurs, leaders and problem solvers.” The partnership between QF and CMUQ continues to thrive. The university’s goals as a global higher education and research institution align with the vision and mission of QF. 

Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi, President,  QF, said, “As the foundations for CMUQ were being laid in Qatar more than a decade ago, we turned this dream into a reality, brick by brick. Through hard work, dedication and the vision of H H Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of QF, our partnership with CMUQ has yielded great results and grown from strength to strength.”

The Peninsula