Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Extraordinary times call for the kind of extraordinary solutions that occur only at the nexus of people, policy and technology. That’s exactly the kind of revolutionary thinking and doing you’ll find at the Heinz College. Here, students gain the skills and experience to become tech-savvy policymakers and ethical tech leaders who embrace the unprecedented collaboration that today’s problems demand.
As the only academic institution to unite graduate degrees in public policy and information systems, we trace the interconnections and effects of technology on human life and work. The solutions we design and deploy reach into every corner of our lives: smart, connected cities; unbiased algorithms; and data-enhanced health care systems, to name just a few.
With your support, will enrich the preparation that our students receive, erase boundaries between academia and the real world, and ensure even more opportunities to design and deploy technology and analyze data, solving long-standing organizational and policy challenges.
What will you and Heinz College
Advancing research at the intersection of technology and society
Heinz College tackles many of our toughest global problems, seeking to understand them deeply and from all perspectives. With your support, we will update our capabilities to meet a changing world.
Funding the work of society's problem-solvers
We understand that by leveraging technology, analytics and policy, we can spark better ideas and innovations. With your support, we will give tomorrowʼs policy and technology leaders more practice, preparation and opportunity.
Equipping graduates with the confidence to lead organizations that change the world
When we give future leaders the chance to apply their knowledge, they’re better able to see their potential
for impact — and change the world for the better. Your support will connect tomorrow’s leaders with practical experience and educational resources that will shape the future.
Shaping technology. Informing decisions. Inspiring action.
Help us make it all possible
With your support of research at the intersection of technology and humanity, we will:
Advance the mission of the Block Center for Technology and Society
Make cities smarter for the benefit of their citizens
Ignite research in critical societal areas
- Technology and Society Innovation Fund
Increase the impact of Heinz College through programs, opportunities and initiatives that explore the intersection of humanity and technology, and that develop innovative solutions to the problems that face society today.
- Smart Communities Impact Fund
Advance Heinz College’s efforts to shape policies and technologies that will transform city life and resolve critical issues affecting metropolitan areas.
- Dean’s Innovation Fund
Invest in current programs and new initiatives that address emerging priorities and promising areas of inquiry at Heinz College.
With your support of societal problem-solvers, we will:
Attract and retain renowned faculty
Prepare tomorrow’s groundbreakers and innovators
Build partnerships to deploy research in the real world
- Endowed Professorships
Inspire faculty with funding that empowers their research and teaching goals, and help Heinz College recruit even more of these leaders.
- Ph.D. Fellowships
Secure a Heinz College education for promising doctoral students — regardless of their financial circumstances — and help inspire a generation of diverse scholars who bring a wide-ranging set of perspectives to solving global problems.
- Community Engagement Fund
Fuel research by Heinz College faculty and students, and enable them to test and deploy their ideas in ways that have a direct impact on the residents of the Pittsburgh region and beyond.
With your support of the future leaders at the Heinz College, we will:
Ensure experiential learning opportunities
Fund Heinz Washington Fellows
Expand diversity and inclusion initiatives
- Student Experience Funds
Help our students bridge the gap between theory and actuality, through practical, meaningful learning and growth opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. These include conferences and professional meetings, course-based and extracurricular research projects,
the Heinz Washington Program, internships and fellowships, and more.
Secure a Heinz College education for passionate graduate students, regardless of their financial circumstances, through endowed scholarships such as these.
- W.W. Cooper Scholarship Fund: Attract academically and professionally high-achieving students by increasing the impact of our premier merit-based scholarship, named for Heinz College’s founding dean.
- Access and Affordability Fund: Encourage, empower and support highly qualified and diverse students from traditionally underrepresented populations to join Heinz College’s programs.
- Program Innovation and Scholarship Funds
Advance the Heinz College programs that inspire you, giving them the ability to respond to emerging priorities and promising areas of inquiry, and to attract talented students with endowed scholarships.