Posted on July 01, 2019

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), has signed an agreement with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) at Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital. The agreement paves the way for strategic collaboration in multidisciplinary areas including research and strategic studies, and organising joint conferences, seminars and workshops.

Abdulla Nasser Al Naimi, Director General of Aspire Logistics, and Michael Trick, Dean of CMU-Q, signed the new memorandum of understanding at Aspetar on Tuesday on the presence of Khalid Al Mawlawi, Chief Administrative Officer at Aspetar, and Fadhel Annan, Assistant Dean, Government and Corporate Affairs at CMU-Q. The new partnership provides CMU-Q students with access to numerous educational benefits, including training by Aspetar’s experienced scientists in Pathology, Biomedical Informatics, Translational Medicine, Experimental Genetics and Genomics. Students will also have access to training, development, scholarship, internship and employment opportunities at Aspetar and other AZF member organisations.

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Commenting on signing the agreement, Abdulla Nasser Al Naimi, Director General of Aspire Logistics, said: “By formalising our collaboration with one of the top-ranked global universities here in Qatar, we are continuing our commitment to develop the next generation, who will become the backbone of our professional future. The doors of Aspetar and Aspire Zone Foundation will always remain open to educational organisations, which have a wonderful opportunity to benefit from Aspetar’s vast experience in sports medicine, Aspire Logistics’ experience sports event management, and Aspire Academy’s talent development experience.”

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Meanwhile, Michael Trick, Dean of CMU-Q, said: “We are very pleased to sign this agreement with the Aspire Zone Foundation. At Carnegie Mellon University, we emphasize real-world problem solving in all of our academic programs. By working closely with organizations like the foundation, our students gain the insight, experience and understanding of questions that are important on a local, national and global scale.”

The agreement will provide many avenues of collaboration between CMU-Q and Aspire Zone Foundation, particularly in the areas of CMU-Q’s undergraduate program offerings: biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems.