The CMU-Q building in Education City, Doha.
The CMU-Q building in Education City, Doha.

GOIC and Carnegie Mellon Qatar ink MoU 

Agreement will advance education, scientific research, and community development

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on education, scientific research, and community development.

The MoU was inked by H.E. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Mohammed, GOIC CEO, and Dr Michael Trick, Dean of CMU-Q.

Through the agreement, the GOIC and CMU-Q will collaborate in the fields of education, scientific research, executive training, and community development. The organizations will exchange expertise and research in the areas of business administration, computer science, information systems, and public policy, and also cooperate to organize joint conferences, seminars, and specialized workshops.

H.E. Mr Ahmed said the agreement would contribute to efforts to integrate the industrial and academic sectors, while promoting capacity building and skills development of GCC industry professionals.

“The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting always seeks to exchange expertise with research and training institutions to advance its mission. We are always keen to undertake initiatives that reflect the depth of our commitment to social responsibility by investing in industrial, economic, academic, and environmental development. We hope that our joint efforts will have a positive impact in terms of supporting growth in GCC countries at all levels,” H.E. explained.

Dr Trick said CMU-Q’s efforts are closely aligned with the GCC’s objectives and the Qatar National Vision 2030 to develop human potential across the region.

“We are pleased to work with the GOIC to promote learning, knowledge and skill development in the Gulf region. An MoU is an opportunity for organizations to bring their areas of expertise together to promote a common vision. I look forward to working with the GOIC to find new ways to share knowledge and to provide opportunities for young professionals in the Gulf.”  

Based in Pittsburgh in the United States, Carnegie Mellon University is a private, top-ranked and global university. In 2004, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Foundation began a partnership to deliver select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. 

Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science, and information systems. More than 450 students from 60 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home. 

With 15 graduating classes, there are more than 1,100 graduates from CMU-Q. Most alumni live and work in Qatar and the Gulf region.


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