Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
With more than a century of academic excellence and innovative research, Carnegie Mellon University is a global leader in education with real-world applications. Consistently top ranked, Carnegie Mellon offers a distinct mix of programs to its 10,000 students around the globe. Core values of innovation, creativity, problem solving and collaborative teamwork provide the foundation for everything we do.
Guided by these values, Carnegie Mellon students experience a distinctive education that gives them tools to pioneer solutions through an approach that values both teamwork and leadership. The effect is both far-reaching and close to home. Its real-world impact is visible within our local communities, across the country and around the world.
Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie founded the Carnegie Technical Schools in 1900. The institution became the degree-granting Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1912. In 1967, Carnegie Tech merged with Mellon Institute of Research to become Carnegie Mellon University.
At the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined Education City in 2004. Here, Qatar Foundation has created a world-class center for scholarship and research that is the ideal complement to Carnegie Mellon’s tradition of innovation through collaboration. Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in business administration, computer science and information systems, as well as well as executive and corporate education.
Carnegie Mellon Qatar is a key component of the university’s continuing mission to provide students around the globe with the highest level of knowledge and preparation for a changing world. The same high standards of academic rigor and excellence are applied globally…whether in Los Angeles or Pittsburgh, Adelaide or Athens, Doha or the Silicon Valley.
The Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Systems programs require students to approach their studies in ways not done at other institutions. Carnegie Mellon’s unique curriculum focuses on teaching problem-solving skills that are easily adaptable to ever-changing technologies and demands. And a small student-to-faculty ratio in Doha provides an opportunity for close interaction between students and professors. Armed with a Carnegie Mellon degree, students are prepared to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-world situations.
Carnegie Mellon Qatar is committed to the broad-based success and welfare of each of our students. Intellectual excellence, physical health, emotional well-being, social engagement, ethical development, professional capabilities, leadership and an abiding commitment to the community is at the core of this ideal college community.
Students at Carnegie Mellon Qatar have an opportunity to get involved in many extracurricular activities that add to their university experience. These include the more than 20 clubs, organizations and service learning experiences such as the Qatar Debate, Robotics Club, Fine Arts Society, a student newspaper and a photography club.
For students wishing to become involved in giving back to society, there are various organizations such as Live Green Environmental Action and NeoMotion Community Service. Various travel opportunities for service learning and community impact are available such as a summer service trip to Ghana, where students worked with Habitat for Humanity to assist a family in building a home.
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