Carnegie Mellon University
June 05, 2017

Statement About CMU-Qatar

CMU Mall

Following the news that several countries have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University officials are monitoring the situation and conferring with the U.S. State Department about the developments. The safety of all our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority and the university will offer any necessary assistance to any members of our community who may be affected. We’ll continue to communicate with all our Qatar students, faculty and staff and provide them with updates.

CMU has no summer sessions in Qatar, but there is a small number of students on campus who continue to attend one class and conduct research. CMU-Qatar is home to around 400 students during the regular academic year, and 24 current students are from some of the countries involved. At this time it is unclear what the long-term effects might be.