Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Founded: 
1900
Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Mission: 
The vision of Carnegie Mellon University is to have a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship. To achieve this vision, their mission is three-fold:To create a transformative educational experience for students focused on deep disciplinary knowledge; problem solving; leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and personal health and well-being; To cultivate a transformative university community committed to (a) attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; (b) creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship can flourish; and (c) ensuring individuals can achieve their full potential; To impact society in a transformative way — regionally, nationally, and globally — by engaging with partners outside the traditional borders of the university campus.

A private, global research university, Carnegie Mellon stands among the world's most renowned educational institutions and sets its own course. With cutting-edge brain science, path-breaking performances, innovative start-ups, driverless cars, big data, big ambitions, Nobel and Turing prizes, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU is committed to research and innovation. Several projects are outlined below.

Using Research to Combat Extremist Hate

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh jointly launched a new center to study extremist hate. Scholars at both universities will partner through the Collaboratory Against Hate - Research and Action Center to develop effective tools that inhibit hate's creation, growth, and destructive consequences. Click here for more information.  

Innovating to overcome the challenges of COVID-19

Carnegie Mellon University is one of a few universities in the nation without a medical school that created its own lab to test its community for COVID-19. CMU biologists, chemical engineers, and roboticists combined with nearly a dozen administrative divisions across the university to establish the clinical facility. Watch a video about these efforts here.

Partnering to Fulfill the Mission

A multidisciplinary approach to solving problems, guided by use-inspired cases, brings together researchers from across Carnegie Mellon University with a number of partners from outside the university, allowing the university to fulfill its mission to have a transformative impact on society. This is demonstrated in areas from manufacturing and robotics to learning and entrepreneurship.

Hallmark programs committed to research advocacy

Carnegie Mellon University’s Block Center for Technology and Society makes use of research to understand and make policy recommendations on how emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, will alter the future of work.  The Block Center includes expertise from all of CMU’s seven colleges/schools and actively engages with policymakers at the local, regional, and national levels. Click here to learn more. 

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