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Global Technology

Carnegie Mellon University's approach to global technology is shaped by the university's focus on problem solving. Technology only solves problems when it is accessible and when it is appropriate to a culture and its environment.

Students in the TechBridgeWorld program learn the importance of this principle as they adapt technologies for use in underserved communities around the world.

The principle is reflected in a host of technologies developed by Carnegie Mellon researchers, from handheld devices that help English-speaking medical aid workers communicate with Thai villagers to a Universal Digital Library that provides worldwide access to more than 1.5 million books.


TechBridgeWorld, the brainchild of Carnegie Mellon's Bernardine Dias, is a research group that is innovating sustainable technology solutions to address needs around the world. Watch video to learn more.