February 21, 2002
CMU is partnering with Athens Information Technology (AIT), an educational institute, to build its first campus for teaching and research outside the U.S., a 100,000-square-foot facility. Tapping on Greece's increased call for wireless and Internet technology, the curriculum will include Internet security, systems and telecoms, high speed networking, and wireless mobile computing. The school, to be located in Peania (near Athens), plans an initial enrollment of up to 150 students within six years and aims to admit 30 students in the fall. Targeted at mid-level professionals, coursework for the four-semester master's of science degree in information networking will include principles of broadband networking, managerial economics, and software engineering. The program will be taught by faculty from both schools, reported the Carnegie Mellon News 8 1/2 X 11.
The program will be directed by AIT Dean Christos Halkias and Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
As quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
* "We want Carnegie Mellon to become a household name in Europe and even in Asia, and this is a good way to spread our name and our visibility. Indirectly it increases the visibility of Pittsburgh." -Pradeep Khosla * "Carnegie Mellon will continue to identify opportunities like this one where our leading strengths in areas such as information technology, cyber-security and computers can foster strategic international partnerships." -CMU President Jared Cohon.