Her Excellency Sheikha Hind speaking at CMU-Q's Dean's Lecture Series.
Her Excellency Sheikha Hind speaking at CMU-Q's Dean's Lecture Series.

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind shares insight on purpose-driven education

CMU-Q’s Dean’s Lecture Series returns

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) hosted Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, at the CMU-Q Dean’s Lecture Series. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff from across Education City took part in a thoughtful conversation about a purpose-driven education.

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind shared her insights on an education rooted in purpose. “When Qatar Foundation was established 25 years ago, it was founded out of a growing need to provide quality education for its community; an education that was excellent, as well as rooted, in our traditions and teachings about the meaning of life.”

Her Excellency Sheikha Hind also stressed the importance of working for a greater good. “When we fail to connect to work ideals greater than the task at hand, then we have failed to understand the meaning and dignity of work. So many modern formulas for happiness seem to fail because we fail to acknowledge these enduring truths. We are called to seek the greater good. We are called to transcendent principles. By laying the foundations of virtue, our lives flourish, and our business will come for the ride as well.”

The discussion kicked off the CMU-Q Dean’s Lecture Series for the new academic year.

Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, moderated the discussion: “Her Excellency Sheikha Hind is a passionate advocate for the power of education to build a better world. Through her leadership, she has shaped Education City into a learning community like nowhere else in the world.”

The Dean’s Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar – a Qatar Foundation partner university – features leaders in government, industry, and academia who share their experiences and insights on global issues. The Dean’s Lecture Series has hosted some of the most influential thinkers in Qatar.

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