Qatar Red Crescent signs a joint cooperation agreement with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
17 September 2023 – Doha: On Sunday, the Qatar Red Crescent entered into a joint cooperation agreement with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, with the objective of providing support for a range of humanitarian and educational initiatives and programs. The intention of both parties is to establish a non-exclusive partnership and collaboration in the areas of scientific research, strategic studies, scholarships, as well as the exchange of computer science professionals, public policy experts, business administrators, information systems specialists, and biological scientists. Additionally, this collaboration will encompass training workshops, national capacity enhancement, specialized scientific conferences, and societal development.
The agreement was officially signed by Mr. Faisal Mohamed Al-Emadi, Acting Secretary-General of the Qatar Red Crescent, and Dr. Michael Trick, the Dean of CMU-Q. Throughout the signing ceremony, Mr. Faisal Mohamed Al-Emadi was pleased with the new collaboration that will , enhance relations between the two entities in the domains of education, humanitarian endeavors, and volunteerism. This partnership will benefit the Qatari community and strengthen humanitarian and educational cooperation.
Mr. Faisal Al-Emadi stated, “This agreement exemplifies the dedication of the Qatar Red Crescent to the promotion of education and its significance in tandem with humanitarian endeavors to foster human development. It is an extension of the array of alliances that the organization is actively documenting to realize its humanitarian objectives. We possess full confidence that this collaboration will pave the way for novel opportunities in attaining sustainable development and empower us to fortify our collective endeavors in supporting humanitarian matters and advancing education and scientific research. This partnership is poised to make a substantial contribution towards the achievement of our ambitious goals, the progress of development, and the betterment of Qatari society, all aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
For his part, Dr. Michael Trick said: “We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with the Red Crescent, an organization that leads relief efforts for those in need. At Carnegie Mellon, all of our students apply their studies to a larger context: how can their knowledge, research, and skills shape the world and help those in need? This collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent will create opportunities to better understand humanitarian issues, and find ways to provide relief and assistance.”
As a result of this agreement, the Qatar Red Crescent and Carnegie Mellon University will strengthen their cooperation in humanitarian and educational matters, including scientific research and strategic studies, scholarship, vocational training, and employment programs for Carnegie Mellon in Qatar students, as well as education and training programs for the Ministry of Labor’s Executive staff.
This agreement involves the exchange of professional expertise, scientists, and researchers in the fields of computer science, business administration, information systems, and biological sciences. Organizing conferences, seminars, and joint specialized workshops, educating and motivating students to participate in Qatar Red Crescent volunteer programs to serve the community.
Further, the agreement stipulates coordination and involvement in providing the necessary assistance for the implementation of Qatar Red Crescent programs and projects, and several educational programs and strategic research programs will be offered by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.