CMU-Q, GBI to promote scientific research, expertise exchange
January 19 2019 10:10 PM
CMU-Q and GBI officials shake hands after signing an MoU.
CMU-Q and GBI officials shake hands after signing an MoU

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), one of the region’s leading cloud, connectivity and content enablers, and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for promoting scientific research and the exchange of professional expertise.
The agreement outlines how GBI and CMU-Q will bolster cooperation in scientific research. The organisations will promote joint research activities and strategic studies in the fields of computer science, business administration and information systems in an effort to build national capacity and contribute to Qatar’s long-term development and growth.
Additionally, GBI will offer internships for CMU-Q students, who will be invited to engage in the company’s corporate social responsibility activities in Qatar.
Abdulla al-Rwaili, executive director and managing director of GBI, signed the agreement on behalf of the company. He said, “From a corporate standpoint, GBI looks towards educational institutions such as CMU-Q to aid in our directive to strengthen human capital in Qatar. Going forward, this partnership will enable students to experience a dynamic business setting, while we can utilise the expertise of CMU-Q faculty to add value to the knowledge and skills of our employees. Today’s agreement marks the beginning of a long and productive relationship with a key academic stakeholder whose proven dedication in research and development complements our company’s vision for the future.” 
CMU-Q delivers select programmes that contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Approximately 400 students from 38 countries study at CMU-Q in the areas of biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems.
“While there are many ways that cooperation between GBI and CMU-Q will be beneficial, to me the most significant outcome will be the experience our students will gain in the workplace. This is a fast-moving economic landscape, and as our students spend more time in diverse workplaces, the more they learn to adapt and make valuable contributions,” CMU-Q dean Michael Trick said.

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