Abu Issa MoU signing

CMU-Q signs Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Issa Holding

Agreement will enrich CMU-Q students’ learning experience and boost AIH human capital

Doha, Qatar: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Abu Issa Holding (AIH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the fields of scientific research and strategic studies.

During the signing ceremony, Ashraf Abu Issa, Chairman and CEO of Abu Issa Holding, commented: “We are very pleased to have formalized our cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. The exchange of knowledge and resources will help facilitate the professional growth of both CMU-Q students and the Abu Issa Holding team. By enriching the abilities and talents of our human capital, we further support the economic development of Qatar.”

The agreement includes the provision of scholarships, internships and employment for CMU-Q students; cooperation in the education of the AIH executive leadership; sharing of professional expertise, scientists and researchers; and organizing specialized conferences, seminars and workshops.

The dean of CMU-Q, Michael Trick, commented: “The partnership with Abu Issa Holding brings together academia and the business sector in the spirit of learning and cooperation. Abu Issa Holding offers our students the opportunity to learn in a real world setting; at the same time, we will share our wealth of information and expertise to help Abu Issa team members learn and develop. We look forward to many years of fruitful collaboration with Abu Issa Holding.”

AIH is one of the most diversified and progressive organizations in Qatar. It owns and operates over 70 global networks of market-leading businesses across 11 sectors, and employs more than 4,000 people. It is internationally recognized as a leader in facilitating the growth of innovative new businesses, and as one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial incubators in the global community.

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.