Focus on Carnegie Mellon in China

Located in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University is a private owned research university in America. Although its scale is not large, nearly all its majors are leading in the world. Its school of computer science and school of drama are all oldest in America. Now, its school of art, school of business, school of engineering and school of public management are all leading in the world. Its major of computer science is the best in America, and its MBA program is ranked by Economist the 16th in the world.

CMU has 7 departments. They are: Carnegie Institute of Technology, College of Fine Arts, Tepper School of Business, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science and H. John Heinz III College. These 7 schools provide almost all majors that a comprehensive university should have. Besides all the routine bachelor’s, master’s and doctor’s degrees, CMU encourages its students to break up the interdisciplinary barriers and make brave research into new fields. And it has special interdisciplinary B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs, such as Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology, Master of Entertainment Technology, Master of Engineering & Technology Innovation Management, and Ph.D. Program in Machine Learning.

Carnegie’s school motto is ‘My heart is in the work’. This belief is deeply rooted in the campus culture. Under its inspiration, CMU gives its students intensive training. Together with Caltech, MIT, Princeton and Chicago, it is one of the world’s most ‘cruel’ universities.

The business school of CMU is its pride. In the ranking of business school from Wall Street Journal, its business school, for years, ranks only behind Dartmouth.

With its deep research into many applied sciences, alumni of CMU have achieved much. They have won the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award. These include famous people like John Nash and Herb Simon, who made historical dedications to the fields of psychology, computer science, and economics.

Many famous Chinese people have studied in CMU. Mao Yisheng(茅以升), the great bridge engineer, obtained his Ph.D. degree from CMU. This is also the first Ph.D. degree that CMU has ever given. Wu Ziliang(吴自良), who obtained his Ph.D. from CMU in year 1948, made contribution to China’s atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb and artificial satellite project. Li Kaifu(李开复), former CEO of Google China, received his Ph.D. from CMU in year 1988.

Early in year 2005, Xidian University(西安电子科技大学) had signed agreements with CMU in introducing some of CMU’s advanced courses in software engineering.

In 2011, CMU cooperated with Sun Yat-Sen University in establish Sun Yat-Sen-CMU Joined School of Engineering in Guangdong(广东). And it also cooperated with Nanjing University(南京大学) to have a branch school in Nanjing(南京). The School of Foreign Language of Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics(北京航空航天大学) has 1-year-long exchange programs with the major of English in CMU. Also, Zhejiang University(浙江大学) has exchange programs with CMU for graduates. And, CMU is looking for cooperation with Tsinghua University(清华大学) in public administration and computer science.

Edited by Amy Wang from Daxue Consultant China

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