A research institute like no other, Carnegie Mellon is home to the world's leading experts in a range of fields. From computing to the arts to the environment to biotechnology, Carnegie Mellon students, faculty and staff are shaping the future with a strong focus on finding practical answers to complex problems.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar has made significant progress towards developing its research activities and capacity. The university will continue to nurture and grow opportunities for faculty members to build regionally relevant research programs in their areas of interest and expertise. These research programs fall within the following areas:

  • Computing and Mathematics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Information Systems
  • Economics, Business and Social Systems
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Language Acquisition and Education
  • Arabic Language and Culture 
  • Liberal Arts

In Carnegie Mellon’s tradition of interdisciplinary research, the university continues to actively pursue opportunities for research collaboration with colleagues at other Education City branch campuses, Qatar University, Hamad Medical Corporation, Exxon Mobil Oil, Maersk, and many academic institutions in the region and around the world, including Carnegie Mellon’s home campus in the United States. Further, Carnegie Mellon Qatar is expanding its collaboration within industry in Qatar and the region to develop programs through which industry can benefit directly from the research capacity, labs and expertise at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.

Research at Carnegie Mellon Qatar is funded by several research programs:

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