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 leadership in critical areas of education, research, and creativity position us to be trailblazers in the global community of knowledge creators in the 21st century. And by leveraging our historic strengths at the intersection of technology and humanity, we will ensure excellence across all fields of study, including and especially science across the university, in which we embrace new paradigms in scientific discovery to cultivate, enable, and build a better environment for curiosity-driven foundational scientific research.