Farnam Jahanian, the president of Carnegie Mellon University, outlined his vision for re-imagining the student experience both within and beyond the classroom.
The president was speaking at a reception for Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) alumni.
Addressing the audience, Jahanian asked: “At CMU, we are asking a fundamental question: how do we prepare the next generation for a future of work that is always changing?”
Jahanian described educational innovations that will give Carnegie Mellon students the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global workplace.
These innovations include breaking down disciplinary silos, creating state-of-the-art learning spaces, investing in learning outcomes through personalised, technology-enhanced instruction and building a robust ecosystem of student support.
Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “Our graduates reflect the spirit of creativity, compassion, vision and innovation that defines Carnegie Mellon. I am excited by the Carnegie Mellon educational vision that will continue to produce such exceptional global citizens.”
There are nearly 850 alumni from CMU-Q, most of whom are contributing to the knowledge-based economy in Qatar. CMU-Q offers undergraduate programmes in the select areas of biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems. A partner university in Qatar Foundation’s Education City, CMU-Q is home to 410 students from 48 nations.
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