Moving Ahead

A lot can happen in 10 years. At CMU-Q for example, we’ve grown from 41 students in two programs to 400 students in five top programs. Fortunately, our graduates are well prepared to meet society’s changing needs. In the spirit of Carnegie Mellon, they will work hard—with passion—to develop Qatar’s business landscape and shape the country’s technology needs. We’re incredibly excited to see what the next 10 years will bring—so watch this space.


2004-2014, Ten Years of Changing the World

Who we are

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems.

By building on the university's century-old traditions of innovation, problem solving, and interdisciplinarity, we are preparing the next generation of leaders who will tackle tomorrow's challenges.

Carnegie Mellon is firmly committed to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 by developing people, society, the economy and the environment.

6 Things You Might Not KNow About CMUQ

38 Miles, 9 hrs and 15,000 calories

CMUQ's first Dean, Chuck Thorpe, Computer Science Professor, Iliano Cervesato and former faculty member, John Barr, ran across Qatar, from Al Jemailiya to Simaismah, in 2007.

Location, location, location

Over the past ten years CMUQ has operated out of three locations on Education City; Weill Cornell Medical College, LAS and the Carnegie Mellon building.


Our student body has grown over 900% since 2004, from 41 to 400.

Honorary Degree

Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser is the only person from the Middle East to be awarded an honorary degree from Carnegie Mellon. Her Highness was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters in 2006.

Not All Business

Qatar's first homegrown stand-up comedian, Mohammed Kamal, is a CMUQ Business Administration graduate.


CMUQ has won the Education City Football Tournament more times than any other competing team.

Featured Alumni

More to come!

We'll be adding to this series throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. Be sure to check back each week for a new profile.


On Tuesday March 18th, 2014, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar celebrated it's 10th anniversary. The hour long ceremony highlighted the campus' achievements from the beginning, including live music, videos and speeches by Dr. Subra Suresh, CMU President, a student and an alumna.


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