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May 21, 2013

Ooredoo, Carnegie Mellon In Research Partnership

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CMUQ.jpgOoredoo and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have announced a trailblazing new partnership to enhance the country’s educational, scientific and community development.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo, and Ilker Baybars, Dean and CEO, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, formally announced the partnership at a signing ceremony in Ooredoo Tower.

Through this partnership, Ooredoo and CMU-Q will collaborate on scientific research, and offer workshops, seminars and conferences on topics of science and technology related to CMU-Q’s degrees in Biological Science, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science and Information Systems.

Ooredoo will also provide scholarships and training for CMU-Q students, and encourage them to volunteer for community service projects in the country, in line with Ooredoo’s corporate social responsibility strategy.

As a result, CMU-Q students can discover a more enriching educational experience with real world hands-on opportunities. In turn, Ooredoo will enhance its research capabilities in developing the next generation of technology, and aid the company in recruiting potential employees.

The public-private partnership model is increasingly important for nations that are looking to develop their knowledge-based economy, with universities able to support original and development research work, and communication leaders like Ooredoo able to apply real-world experience and cutting-edge technology. Together, the two organizations are looking to drive real innovations in Qatar.

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