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Monday, 26 September 2022 04:18 GMT

CMU-Q Introduces Two New Joint Programmes

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Fazeena Saleem | The Peninsula

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, in the new academic year offers two new minors as part of joint programmes. 

The Media and Politics minor is a joint programme between Northwestern University in Qatar and Georgetown University in Qatar where students explore the role of mass communication in political, diplomatic, and policy-making processes, said Dean Michael Trick at CMU-Q. 

He said that, the Tech Entrepreneurship minor provides students with an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of entrepreneurship and digital technologies, and is offered in collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar. 

“CMU-Q works closely with other Qatar Foundation partner universities to offer a multi-versity experience for our students. In the new academic year, students will have two new minors to choose from,” said Dean Trick.

“We continue to look for new ways to bring the expertise of the partner universities together for our students,” he said. CMU-Q delivers select undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. Degree requirements are identical to those on the Carnegie Mellon main campus in Pittsburgh, United States. CMU-Q graduates have Carnegie Mellon degrees conferred from the main campus. 

With 15 graduating classes, the total number of CMU-Q alumni is more than 1100. Qatari students make up about 40% of our student and alumni population. 

“We are exceptionally proud of the accomplishments of our graduates, and the contribution they are making every day to the progress of Qatar. While CMU-Q's programmes provide an education in the key areas of business, technology and science, our graduates also learn to apply that knowledge to solve problems in the real world. 

“Students learn to work in interdisciplinary teams, where individuals contribute their expertise to create complex solutions. These skills are critical in the workplace, where the next generation of professionals must be agile and adaptable team members,” said Dean Trick.

While, CMU-Q researchers are active members of the research community in Qatar and around the world. 

“Some of our most recent collaborative projects are to create an interactive map of the Qatari dialect, to use AI to automate the cleaning and monitoring of solar panels in Qatar, to create automated scoring of Arabic language writing proficiency, and to integrate robots and artificial intelligence to autonomously gather data about Qatar greenhouse crops,” said Dean Trick.

Also CMU-Q has many fruitful partnerships with organizations in industry, government and academia within Qatar. 

According to Dean Trick, One notable example is our partnership with the Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation. In 2018, we joined forces to create the Hamad bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education. The center has the mission to promote computer science education among school-aged children throughout Qatar. Since 2018, thousands of school children in Qatar have been introduced to the basics of computer science through HBJ Center programmes.


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