Dec 14 2011
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GSDP and Carnegie Mellon Qatar sign agreement to collaborate through research and education
His Excellency Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al Nabit, GSDP Secretary General, and Dr. Ilker Baybars, Dean of Carnegie Mellon Qatar, signed the MoU, which aims to develop a framework of cooperation and facilitate the exchange of information, consultancy projects, research and regulatory efforts.
The two organizations will work together to explore the possibility of collaboration to offer joint solutions in the areas of computing, advanced information system services, and education and training. The organizations will share intellectual capital and expertise towards accelerating growth.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Al Nabit highlighted the cooperation as a progressive milestone for GSDP and CMUQ in improving and advancing knowledge in strategic studies and education and training, as well as in achieving the two organizations' mutual goals. The cooperation will lead to improved integration between government and academic sectors, he added.
H.E. Dr. Al Nabit added that Carnegie Mellon's reputation as an internationally-ranked research university, with a focus on creating and implementing solutions, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation, helps students gain knowledge in science, as well as practical experience in advanced technologies and leadership development.
Dr. Baybars praised the vision of His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, to support education in Qatar. He emphasized the role of Carnegie Mellon Qatar in preparing future generations to participate in the implementation of QNV2030 through its four pillars of human development, economic development, social development and environmental development, as well as NDS 2011 - 2016 projects and programs.
The signing ceremony was attended by GSDP directors of departments, Mr. Richard Roy Mende, Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. Fadhel Annan, Director of Government Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
ABOUT CARNEGIE MELLON
For more than a century, Carnegie Mellon University has been inspiring innovations that change the world. Consistently top ranked, Carnegie Mellon has more than 11,000 students, 90,000 alumni and 5,000 faculty and staff globally.
In 2004, Qatar Foundation invited Carnegie Mellon to join Education City, a groundbreaking center for scholarship and research. Students from 39 different countries enroll at our world-class facilities in Education City.
Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems. Carnegie Mellon is firmly committed to Qatar's National Vision 2030 by developing people, society, the economy and the environment.
Learn more at www.qatar.cmu.edu.
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