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Transforming Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University has been essential to Pittsburgh’s transformation from an industrial town to an international center of knowledge and innovation.

Founded in 1900 by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon began as Carnegie Tech, a place for the children of Pittsburgh’s workers to study practical arts and sciences. Carnegie’s vision transformed Pittsburgh into the Silicon Valley of its day, creating a region renowned for its industrial leadership.

Today, Pittsburgh is once again at the forefront of innovation, with Carnegie Mellon driving new industry, new job creation and earning an international reputation as an economic engine.

Experts on Pittsburgh's Transformation

Eds & Meds Powerhouses: Carnegie Mellon University, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh — driving the Pittsburgh economy to new heights

The Steel City Transformed: An insightful view on the shift in Pittsburgh, by a Carnegie Mellon professor.