President of CMU: “We will lead the transformation of higher education”
University president outlines vision for higher education at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar alumni reception
Farnam Jahanian, the president of Carnegie Mellon University, outlined his vision for re-imagining the student experience both within and beyond the classroom. The president was speaking at a reception for Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) alumni.
“At CMU, we are asking a fundamental question: How do we prepare the next generation for a future of work that is always changing?” Jahanian asked the audience.
Jahanian described educational innovations that will give Carnegie Mellon students the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global workplace. These innovations include breaking down disciplinary silos, creating state-of-the-art learning spaces, investing in learning outcomes through personalized, technology-enhanced instruction, and building a robust ecosystem of student support.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, remarked: “Our graduates reflect the spirit of creativity, compassion, vision and innovation that defines Carnegie Mellon. I am excited by the Carnegie Mellon educational vision that will continue to produce such exceptional global citizens.”
There are nearly 850 alumni from CMU-Q, most of whom are contributing to the knowledge-based economy in Qatar. CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs in the select areas of biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems. A partner university in Qatar Foundation’s Education City, CMU-Q is home to 410 students from 48 nations.