Gulf Bridge International and CMU-Q sign MoU

CMU-Q and GBI agreement to promote scientific research and exchange expertise

DOHA, QATAR: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Gulf Bridge International (GBI), one of the region’s leading cloud, connectivity and content enablers, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting scientific research and the exchange of professional expertise.

Abdulla Al Rwaili, Executive Director and Managing Director of GBI, signed the agreement on behalf of GBIand said: “We look to educational institutions like CMU-Q so we can strengthen our human capital in Qatar, both by giving CMU-Q students experience in a business setting, and by using the expertise of CMU-Q faculty to add value forthe knowledge and skills of our employees. I look forward to a long and productive relationship with CMU-Q.”

Dean Michael Trick represented CMU-Q at the ceremony: “While there are many ways that cooperation between GBI and CMU-Q will be beneficial, to me the most significant outcome will be the experience our students will gain in the workplace. This is a fast-moving economic landscape, and as our students spend more time in diverse workplaces, the more they will learn to adapt and make valuable contributions.”

The agreement outlines how CMU-Q and GBI will bolster cooperation in scientific research. The organizations will promote joint research activities and strategic studies in the fields of computer science, business administration and information systems in an effort to build national capacity and contribute to Qatar’s long-term development and growth.

GBI will offer internships for CMU-Q students, who will be invited to engage in the company’s community service activities in Qatar.

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar delivers select programs that contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Approximately 400 students from 38 countries study at CMU-Q in the areas of biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems.

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