Dean Trick leads faculty panel at Education City Marhaba
Michael Trick, dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, moderated a panel of Education City deans and faculty leaders to welcome students to the new academic year. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.
The panel was part of an Education City-wide event for new students called Marhaba.
Organized by Qatar Foundation’s student life team, nearly 700 new students attended the event to learn about the unique opportunities available to them.
“Students admitted to one of the universities at Education City are part of the larger Education City community of diverse opportunities,” said Michael Trick during the deans’ panel discussion. “Being part of this environment allows students to take classes at other institutions, engage in sports, join clubs that span multiple programs, and much more.”
Trick is also the chair of Next GenEd, one of Qatar Foundation’s six flagship initiatives to enhance the Education City multiversity. The Next GenEd committee explores how partner universities can work together to make general elective courses available and easily accessible to Education City students. General education courses, which include a wide variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences, expand students’ knowledge, encourage new interests, and provide context to the degree programs.
Students at CMU-Q may cross-register for courses at the other Qatar Foundation partner universities, including Georgetown University in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, VCUarts Qatar, and Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar. CMU-Q offers a joint Media and Politics minor with GU-Q and NU-Q, and a Multidisciplinary Energy Studies minor with GU-Q and Texas A&M Qatar.