Sunday, June 5, 2011
CEE Department and EAFIT Create Dual PhD ProgramThe Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universidad EAFIT to create a dual PhD program. The program will have students spend a minimum of two years at Carnegie Mellon and a minimum of two years in Medellin at EAFIT. Students must meet the requirements of both universities and submit a common proposal and a common dissertation. The students will be co-advised by faculty at both institutions and their committees will be composed of faculty from both institutions.
EAFIT is a small, private university established in 1960 in Medellin, Colombia. EAFIT has previously sent graduates to the CEE PhD program who have done extremely well. This dual PhD program will help bring excellent PhD students from Colombia to CEE's PhD program. Carnegie Mellon University and EAFIT will both benefit from working together to help advise and graduate these PhD students.
(pictured above l-r Dr. Juan Luis Mejia Arango, Rector of Universidad EAFIT, Dr. James H. Garrett, Jr., Thomas Lord Professor and Dept Head of CEE, Dr. Jacobo Bielak, University Professor of CEE)