QNB signs MoU with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Doha: Qatar National Bank, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa by assets, signed a memorandum of understanding with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), for cooperation in the field of training, education, and community work.
The partnership was signed by QNB Group CEO Ali Al Kuwari and Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Michael Trick. It will include a wide range of fields, but in particular will focus on the utilization of any appropriate executive education programs offered by CMU-Q for QNB employees, cooperation in providing scholarships and internships for CMU-Q students, and encouraging CMU-Q students to engage in volunteer work during QNBs activities for community service in Qatar.
Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, QNB Group CEO, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with CMU-Q and we look forward to work closely together and share our professional knowledge as part of our commitment to exchange expertise with top research and training institutes.”
“At QNB, we strive to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to excel. We are therefore delighted to partner with CMU-Q to provide additional learning prospects to our employees and the opportunity for CMU-Q students to gain valuable skills through our internships and scholarships along with our community voluntary activities in line with the Human Development Pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Trick commented, “QNB has a long history of supporting Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and this memorandum will continue our strong partnership. When higher education and industry work together, we can build the human capital that will shape the future of Qatar.”
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar delivers select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Approximately 400 students from 35 countries study at CMU-Q in the areas of biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems.
The MOU is part of QNBs robust CSR programme, which is composed of six main pillars, one of the most important of which is education, due to its recognition of the important roles played by educational institutions in the development of the educational sector and the national human capital. It is also part of its efforts to empower future generations to build a brighter future for the State of Qatar.