Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s 11th year opens with record enrollment of 427 students

September 22, 2014 1:55 pm

Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s 11th year opens with record enrollment of 427 students

DOHA, QATAR – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar welcomed 112 new students for the 2014-2015 academic year, growing from an inaugural class of 41 students in 2004 to 427 students from 40 different countries in 2014.

 “We are delighted with this year’s record enrollment, which comprises 40 percent Qatari nationals and an extremely diverse class overall. As we begin our second decade in Doha, we look forward to our continued partnership with Qatar Foundation to develop the next generation of leaders in Qatar and the world,” said Ilker Baybars, dean of Carnegie Mellon Qatar.

 The figures show consistent growth, with 46 students majoring in biological sciences, 183 students in business administration, 93 in computer science and 105 in information systems. In addition to Carnegie Mellon’s full-time enrollment, 51 students from other Education City institutions are cross-registered to take classes at the university.

 Also this fall, new faculty members have joined the Qatar campus: Amal Helu, visiting associate professor, statistics (Ph.D. Old Dominion University); Onur Kesten, associate professor, economics, (Ph.D. University of Rochester); Niraj Khare, visiting assistant professor, mathematics (Ph.D. from Ohio State University); and Zelealem Yilma, visiting assistant professor, mathematics, (Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University).

 The university is already receiving applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students are encouraged to apply early. The application deadline for the Fall 2015 academic year is March 1, 2015.

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