Inquiry & Research
A research university like no other, Carnegie Mellon is home to some of the world's leading experts in a range of fields. From computing to the arts to the environment to biotechnology, CMU students, faculty and staff are shaping the future with a strong focus on finding practical answers to complex problems.
Home to more than 100 centers and institutes, CMU affords its researchers the freedom to look across disciplines for solutions, benefiting from many perspectives.
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The Simon Initiative is focused on addressing some of the world's biggest educational challenges.
Built on the core principles of learning advanced by CMU’s Nobel Laureate and pioneering educator, Dr. Herbert A. Simon, whose work linked cognitive models of learning with computation tools, the Simon Initiative makes the learner its focus and measurably improving learning outcomes its goal.