Carnegie Mellon University
August 29, 2022

New academic year sees highest enrollment at Carnegie Mellon Qatar

Jocelyn Duffy
  • Associate Dean for Communications, MCS
  • 412-268-9982

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has enrolled the highest number of students in campus history. There are 467 students from 60 nations registered at CMU-Q for the 2022-23 academic year.

Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “We have an exceptional partner in Qatar Foundation, who helps make a Carnegie Mellon education in Qatar possible for talented and motivated students from Qatar and around the world.”

The incoming class includes 119 students who are beginning their studies in one of four programs: biological sciences, business administration, computer science, or information systems.

With in-person classes back in session, Trick has noticed an unmistakable energy at CMU-Q. “This is the largest student body we have ever had, and I am delighted to see the enthusiasm and dedication to learning. I wish each student a wonderful, enriching university experience this year.”

CMU-Q opened its doors in 2004 with only 41 students in two programs of study. With 15 graduating classes, the total number of alumni is now more than 1100.

About Carnegie Mellon University in 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, computer science, and information systems. More than 400 students from 53 countries call Carnegie Mellon Qatar home.

Graduates from CMU-Q are pursuing their careers in top organizations within Qatar and around the world, and many have started their own entrepreneurial ventures. With 15 graduating classes, the total number of alumni is more than 1100.

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