Vodafone Qatar signs MoU with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar for knowledge share

May 12, 2014 11:08 am

Vodafone Qatar has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar for collaboration in the fields of education, scientific research and social development.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Kyle Whitehill, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Qatar, and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Dean and CEO Dr. Ilker Baybars.

During the signing ceremony, Whitehill said the collaboration will improve the integration between the telecom and academic sectors. He emphasized the communication’s commitment to developing the skills of employees working in the Telecom sector, enabling them to keep pace with Qatar’s great achievements in this vital industry.

“Vodafone Qatar always strives to exchange expertise with top research and training institutes. This is why we are proud to be signing this MoU with Carnegie Mellon University Qatar which will serve as a great platform for sharing knowledge, learnings and best practices that will benefit the young aspiring students who will soon be Qatar’s business leaders.” added Mr. Whitehill.

Dr. Baybars said Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s strategic goals are aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, with a particular focus on human development in the State of Qatar by empowering people to build a prosperous society.

The MoU aims to improve and reinforce knowledge for the university’s students as well as telecom employees, in the fields of education, scientific research, executive training, social development as well as business management, and information system. To achieve these goals, both parties will organize joint conferences and workshops.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer, Kyle Whitehill, and Head of CSR, Dana Haidan and Carnegie Mellon Assistant Dean of Government and Corporate Affairs Fadhel Annan.

For over a century, Carnegie Mellon University has been a producer of revolutionary innovation. It ranks among the world’s best and most prestigious universities, offering a range of academic programs for over 12,000 students, 90,000 alumni and 50,000 faculty through its branches around the world.

Carnegie Mellon joined Education City in 2004, at the invitation of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, to become a leading centre for scholarship and scientific research. Students from more than 40 countries receive a world-class education at the Education City campus in Doha.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business ad¬ministration, computational biology, and computer science and information systems.