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Welcome to the Annual Report 2016-17

I spent nearly three decades at Carnegie Mellon University, and I see the fundamental values of CMU reflected in the Qatar campus. CMU-Q inspires creativity, problemsolving, and collaboration. It is a supportive, diverse community that sets high standards, and then encourages and nurtures each student along his or her individual path. CMU-Q is making a transformative impact on society, both within Qatar and globally.

While CMU-Q embodies the vision, mission and values of Carnegie Mellon, the campus has a unique culture. I see a strong connection between the students and professors, a bond that is essential for students to learn, to find their passions and to challenge themselves. As well, the faculty, staff and  students represent a vast spectrum of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In this diverse atmosphere, the community is accepting, empathetic and supportive.

The Qatar campus has done a remarkable job dovetailing the vision and mission of Carnegie Mellon with the vision of Education City of His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani  and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser . The partnership with Qatar Foundation began in 2004 and continues to flourish. As I begin my journey as dean of CMU-Q,  the support and encouragement of Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, and everyone at Qatar Foundation, is invaluable.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar has a bright future, and I look forward to guiding the campus through its second decade.

Michael Trick,