CMU-Q Students Reflect Diversity, Commitment to Qatar National Vision

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Published October 1st, 2017 - 09:05 GMT
The members of the freshman class of 109 students are from 20 nations, including the first citizen from Moldova and the first female students from China.
The members of the freshman class of 109 students are from 20 nations, including the first citizen from Moldova and the first female students from China.

The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) student body population reflects both the cultural diversity of the community, as well as a continued commitment to the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision. In enrollment numbers released this week, the 388 students at CMU-Q hail from 35 different nations, with a Qatari population of 44%.

The members of the freshman class of 109 students are from 20 nations, including the first citizen from Moldova and the first female students from China. This is the second largest incoming class in CMU-Q history.

The freshman class also includes 48 Qatari nationals, which is the second largest intake since CMU-Q opened its doors in 2004.

“The Carnegie Mellon Qatar community is unique: we are remarkably diverse, which creates a sense of global purpose; at the same, CMU-Q has a robust and vibrant Qatari population. We are excited to see how these young professionals shape Qatar once they graduate and enter the workforce,” says Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q.

CMU-Q has long proven popular within families, with several siblings of students or alumni choosing to study at the campus each year. In a campus record, the Class of 2021 includes 26 students whose siblings have also attended Carnegie Mellon. 

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar offers programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems. 

Background Information

Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has challenged the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters. A private, top-ranked and global university, Carnegie Mellon sets its own course with programs that inspire creativity and collaboration.

In 2004, Carnegie Mellon and Qatar Foundation began a partnership to deliver select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Today, Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems. Nearly 400 students from 38 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.

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