Qatar  | عربي


Doha, 7 June 2018 – QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), for cooperation in the field of training, education, and community work.

The partnership was signed by QNB Group CEO Ali al-Kuwari and Michael Trick, Dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. It will include a wide range of fields, but in particular will focus on the utilization of any appropriate executive education programs offered by CMU-Q for QNB employees, cooperation in providing scholarships and internships for CMU-Q students, and encouraging CMU-Q students to engage in volunteer work during QNB’s activities for community service in Qatar.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, QNB Group CEO, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with CMU-Q and we look forward to work closely together and share our professional knowledge as part of our commitment to exchange expertise with top research and training institutes.”

“At QNB, we strive to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to excel. We are therefore delighted to partner with CMU-Q to provide additional learning prospects to our employees and the opportunity for CMU-Q students to gain valuable skills through our internships and scholarships along with our community voluntary activities in line with the Human Development Pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

Michael Trick commented, “QNB has a long history of supporting Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and this memorandum will continue our strong partnership. When higher education and industry work together, we can build the human capital that will shape the future of Qatar.”

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar delivers select programs that will contribute to the long-term development of Qatar. Approximately 400 students from 35 countries study at CMU-Q in the areas of biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science, and information systems.

The MOU is part of QNB’s robust CSR programme, which is composed of six main pillars, one of the most important of which is education, due to its recognition of the important roles played by educational institutions in the development of the educational sector and the national human capital. It is also part of its efforts to empower future generations to build a brighter future for the State of Qatar.

QNB Group always strives to build partnerships with many educational institutions in Qatar and across its international footprint as part of its commitment to the betterment of the local communities where it operates. This agreement is an example of QNB’s efforts to build partnerships and cooperation with entities in a wide range of specializations, including education and research, to further the realization of its goals and vision.

QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees exceeds 28,800 operating through more than1,230 locations, with an ATM network of over 4,200 machines.


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