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Katara and CMU-Q Ink Memorandum of Understanding

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The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara signs Memorandum of Understanding with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in a press conference held at Katara’s Amphitheater on Sunday

, in the presence of the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti and CEO & Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Dr. IIker Baybars. The agreement is sought to further boost bilateral cooperation, develop strategic frameworks and to provide training opportunities for CMU-Q students.

Addressing attendees during the press conference, HE. Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, said: "I'm pleased to announce that the memorandum of understanding between the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar will play a vital role in common segments, such as: education, culture, creativity, and innovative arts through linking the university with the ongoing community activities."

Katara's GM added: "The cooperation will entail aspects in the fields of: scientific research, strategic approaches and studies in accordance to the necessities of the Cultural Village. Internship opportunities will be provided to CMU-Q students. Furthermore, cooperation in the fields of; education and training programs for departments, executives, and leaders."

"In addition to exchanging authentic experiences in the fields of: information system, computer science, business administration, public policies and law, arts and culture. As well as, collective cooperation to organize workshops, press conferences, and seminars while encouraging students to volunteer in events held at the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara," Katara's Chief added.

For his part, the Dean and CEO of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Dr. Ilker Baybars, said: "When Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar came to Doha in 2004, we made a commitment to help advance the goals and vision of Qatar Foundation and the State of Qatar. It is my pleasure to sign this agreement with Katara Cultural Village today. Katara, like Education City, exemplifies Qatar's vision of promoting knowledge through the arts, education and technology."


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