Fifty Qatari nationals are among 109 new students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) this fall, the highest Qatari enrollment in an incoming class since CMU-Q opened its doors in 2004.
“We are delighted to welcome a diverse group of new students, including the largest number of incoming Qataris to date. This promises to be a busy and successful academic year as we continue to shape the next generation of leaders in Qatar,” said Ilker Baybars, dean of Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
As part of Qatar Foundation, CMU-Q is committed to developing a vibrant academic community in Qatar. Growing from an inaugural class of 41 students in 2004 to a total of 414 students this year, the student body represents 37 nationalities. Forty-one percent of all enrolled CMU-Q students are Qatari nationals.
CMU-Q students are enrolled in one of four programs: 164 are in business administration, 106 in information systems, 89 in computer science and 55 students in biological sciences, two of whom are majoring in computational biology.
The university is receiving applications for the 2016/17 academic year and students are encouraged to apply early. The application deadline for 2016/17 is March 1, 2016.