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President Subra Suresh

Dr. Subra Suresh

Since becoming Carnegie Mellon’s 9th President in July 2013, Subra Suresh has moved forward on a number of initiatives and areas of focus. In addition, the university is currently engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process.

Strategic Initiatives

BrainHub connects brain researchers in India, China, the UK and CMU with projects that link biology, computation and behavior to advance understanding of the brain. Read more.

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation is an interdisciplinary research institute coordinating and extending studies of problems in energy and its diverse impact on the nation and the planet; the Scott Institute brings together faculty and students in engineering, economics, urban planning, architecture, computer science, design, policy and regulation, data analytics, and other fields at Carnegie Mellon. Read More.

The Simon Initiative builds on CMU’s decades of research on the science of learning, with projects both within Carnegie Mellon, and through new collaborations around learning data. The Global Learning Council, a part of the Simon Initiative, engages leaders from higher education, technology companies, and nonprofit groups to develop recommendations and frameworks for wide adoption of outcome-oriented learning practices. Read more.

Creating a new sector of campus, the Tepper Quad will be an interdisciplinary center for students and faculty across campus; its first facilities include a large auditorium, social and recreation spaces for students, a new home for the Tepper School of Business and for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read more.

Presidential Scholarships and Fellowships are a high fundraising priority for CMU, generating more funding for student support at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Read more.

ProSeed is a seed grant program to support innovative projects in many key initiatives, funding faculty, staff, and students to cross boundaries and test new ideas. Read more.