Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College is unique. By uniting public policy and information system graduate programs under one roof, we create the connections that today’s complex problems demand.
The smart solutions that Heinz College students and faculty design and deploy range from creating connected, safe, intelligent communities to testing smarter data-enhanced health care solutions.
With your support, we will accelerate issue-oriented, technology-driven research and erase the boundaries between academia and the “real world,” growing shared prosperity by designing solutions at the nexus of people, policy and technology.
What will you and Heinz College
Advance research at the intersection of technology and humanity.
With a long history of building bridges between public policy and information systems, Heinz College is uniquely situated to trace the connections and effects of technologies on human life and work. Your support will fuel smart solutions to today’s complex problems.
Fund societal problem solvers
Humanity is at the heart of our work. From health care to smart cities, Heinz College faculty and students are designing and deploying innovations that will change the world. Your support will accelerate the impact of this issue-oriented, technology-driven research.
Equip graduates with the confidence to lead organizations that change the world.
By erasing boundaries between academia and the real world, Heinz College creates opportunities for students to apply technology and analyze data to solve organizational and policy challenges. Your support will connect tomorrow’s leaders with practical experience that will shape the future.
Help us make it all possible
Advance research at the intersection of technology and humanity
- Block Center for Technology & Society
Amplify the Block Center’s impact on the study of technological disruption’s effects on humanity to ensure that the benefits of change are widely shared.
- Metro21: Smart Cities Institute
Create opportunities for research, development and deployment of technology and policies that will make our communities safe and livable.
- Endowed Chairs
Provide faculty with funding that inspires their teaching and fuels their research, and assist us in recruiting great educators and researchers to Heinz College.
- Ph.D. Fellowships
Advance innovative research into pressing issues at the nexus of technology, information systems, policy and analytics by supporting passionate doctoral students.
- Community Engagement Fund
Support a “living lab” for testing CMU ideas and technologies in the Pittsburgh region
Equip graduates with the confidence to lead organizations that change the world
- Master’s Fellowships
Give future information technology and public policy leaders the support they need to turn their passions into intelligent action and help us recruit talented students to Heinz College.
- Issue-Oriented Course Development Funds
Encourage students to examine the facets of complex problems through courses that focus on a single issue, encouraging deep thinking and exploration of radical solutions.
- Competency-Oriented Course Development Funds
Facilitate learning through courses that allow students to pursue knowledge and skills in a format that allows for flexibility.
- Collaborative Learning Spaces
Improve classroom function and accessibility to provide a modern, more engaging environment, technology enhancements and hands-on experiential experiences to encourage greater collaboration and active learning.
- Heinz Washington Experience
Provide opportunity for Heinz students to make an important impact in a federal agency for spending a semester or year in Washington, D.C.