Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

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Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Carnegiemellonqatar building entrance.jpg
Front entrance at sunset.
Motto "My heart is in the work" (Andrew Carnegie)
Type Private, Branch Campus
Established 2004; 12 years ago (2004)
President Subra Suresh
Provost Farnam Jahanian
Dean Ilker Baybars
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 400
Location Doha, Qatar
25°18′59″N 51°26′20″E / 25.31639°N 51.43889°E / 25.31639; 51.43889Coordinates: 25°18′59″N 51°26′20″E / 25.31639°N 51.43889°E / 25.31639; 51.43889
Campus Multi-versity Education City, 2,400 acres (9.7 km2)
Colors Cardinal, Gray, and Tartan Plaid[1]
Nickname Tartans, CMU-Q
Mascot Scotty the Scottie Dog[2]
Carnegie Mellon Qatar Logo.png

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (Arabic: جامعة كارنيجي ميلون في قطر), is one of the branch campuses of Carnegie Mellon University, located in Doha, Qatar.[3] It is Carnegie Mellon's first undergraduate branch campus, is a member of the Qatar Foundation, and began graduating students in May 2008.[4]

Carnegie Mellon Qatar currently has approximately 400 students, 60 faculty and postdoctoral researchers,[5] and 90 staff.


Carnegie Mellon University's campus in Qatar was established in 2004.[6]


Carnegie Mellon Qatar is part of Education City, a campus on the outskirts of Doha that currently houses eight other university campuses from the United States and Europe.

The East-West Walkway holding an architecture exhibit.

The degrees issued by Carnegie Mellon are the same degrees and curriculum that students receive at the Pittsburgh campus. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Systems, Computational Biology, and Biological Sciences (a degree offered in conjunction with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar).


The atrium of Carnegie Mellon Qatar with the university motto.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar is housed in a building designed by architects Legorreta + Legorreta. The university began occupancy in August 2008 and shares the space with Northwestern University in Qatar. All academics, student affairs, operations, and events are held in the building.


  1. ^ "Official Carnegie Mellon colors". Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Carnegie Mellon's Mascot". 
  3. ^ "Carnegie Mellon University - Qatar (CMU-Q)". Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar - Inaugural Graduation". 
  5. ^ "Staff and Faculty Directory". 
  6. ^ "History". Carnegie Mellon University Qatar. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 

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