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Ideas that shape your world start here.

For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, global university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions, setting its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration. Consistently top-ranked, Carnegie Mellon has more than 13,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide.

At the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined Education City in 2004 to deliver select programs that will support and contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciencesbusiness administrationcomputational biologycomputer science, and information systems. More than 400 students from 40 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.

Graduates from CMU-Q are highly sought-after: most choose careers in top organizations, both in Qatar and around the world, while a significant number pursue graduate studies at international institutions. With nine graduating classes, the total number of alumni is 570.

Qatar Foundation

Early in 1995, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, now the Father Emir, shared a vision with Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser while sitting under a tent at Umm Qrayba farm. Together, they conceived a plan for the future development of their country that would provide Qatari citizens with a greater choice in education, health and social progress. To turn this dream into reality, they founded Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

Today, Qatar Foundation leads the human, social, and economic development of Qatar through education and research.

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Carnegie Mellon University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. The Commission may be contacted by telephone at 00 + 1 + 267 284 5000 or by email at info@msche.org or espanolinfo@msche.org (Spanish/Español).

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program offered at the Qatar Campus and at the university’s main campus is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Carnegie Mellon ranks among world’s top universities.

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Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is led by the dean and CEO, who reports to the provost of Carnegie Mellon University.

Ilker Baybars

Ilker Baybars

Dean and CEO

John O'Brien

John O'Brien

Associate Dean

Selma Limam Mansar

Selma Limam Mansar

Associate Dean, Education

Kemal Oflazer

Kemal Oflazer

Associate Dean, Research