Goals for Societal Impact

Goals for Societal Impact


No university is better positioned to improve the human condition on a global scale than Carnegie Mellon. We are known for collaborating across disciplines, both on our own campus and beyond. We facilitate and celebrate the contributions and leadership of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

CMU’s emphasis on innovation has created an entrepreneurial mindset among students, alumni, staff, and faculty, many of whom are committed to translating their ideas from the laboratory and the studio to the marketplace and the public square. Supporting entrepreneurial activities remains a key priority for the entire university community, and it is especially important in sustaining our commitment to contribute to the economic and cultural life of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Our strengths in critical areas of education, research, and creativity position us to be a world leader in the global community of knowledge creators in the 21st century. And our drive to solve ever-more difficult challenges will ensure that we remain at the forefront. The aspiration to have a positive impact on the world shapes our interest in building a global perspective on teaching and research on all of our campuses and locations, as well as continuing to join with others in research and creative endeavors.