Carnegie Mellon University will meet the changing needs of society by building on its traditions of innovation, problem solving, and interdisciplinarity.
To create and disseminate knowledge and art through research and creative inquiry, teaching, and learning, and to transfer our intellectual and artistic product to enhance society in meaningful and sustainable ways.
To serve our students by teaching them problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills, and the value of a commitment to quality, ethical behavior, and respect for others.
To achieve these ends by pursuing the advantages of a diverse and relatively small university community, open to the exchange of ideas, where discovery, creativity, and personal and professional development can flourish.
As exemplified by our commitment to the critical issues of society and our uncompromising work ethic.
As exemplified by our interdisciplinarity, our external partnerships, and our capacity to create new fields of inquiry.
Measuring Excellence by Impact:
As exemplified by our focus on issues critical to regional development, national interest, and global welfare.
As exemplified by openness to new ideas, prudent use of resources, and readiness to act.
Depth driving Breadth:
As exemplified by our issue‐driven research, our context‐based general education initiatives, and our focus on problem solving and creative production at all levels.
As exemplified by our focus on human welfare, on the betterment of society, and on the personal development of the members of our community.
Integrity & Inclusion:
As exemplified by our attention to the highest ethical standards in all domains, and our commitment to being a community which welcomes talented minds from diverse backgrounds and challenges them individually and collectively to achieve their best.