Global Education at Carnegie Mellon
With its presence across the world in its alumni and collaborations, and the presence of people from across the world in our Pittsburgh home, Carnegie Mellon is well placed to provide numerous opportunities of global learning for our students. Our mission is to educate students who will contribute to and thrive in the ever-changing global community as socially responsible leaders and architects of change. Our students will acquire the skills and sensitivity to “understand and engage global societies and issues for a sustainable civilization”.
To this end, we have defined our vision and mission to educate our students for global awareness.
Carnegie Mellon students will be aware, socially responsible leaders and citizens of the global society of the 21st century. They will develop an appreciation for the diverse perspectives and historical contexts of the cultures of the world and for the range of ways of working, learning and living. This is our context for a “global education”. Such an education, fully realized in the Carnegie Mellon environment, will assist our students to become engaged citizens of the world, reflective, informed and compassionate in their actions and decisions. They will have a positive impact on the world through the cultural awareness and competence they bring to their professions and through their participation in their communities.
We strive to create a community—faculty, staff and students—that is dynamically engaged with other peoples and other cultures through their interactions abroad, at Carnegie Mellon, and within the curricula of their various specializations. Central to such an engagement is an understanding of history, culture and worldviews; the mastery of the relevant systems of knowledge; an exploration of the interaction and transformation of the world through technology and the full ramifications of the modern technological systems in the global context; the critical thinking and knowledge of analysis about the great intellectual debates in history and in the contemporary world; as well as an ability to work with people of diverse cultures and in diverse countries.
Global Working Group for Education - 2003
We urge you to begin, continue and expand your journey as a global citizen, to enter and explore, to participate, and to contribute to the many opportunities provided by Carnegie Mellon's global education and through its global community.