About Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda

CMU-Africa’s vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. Our mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with a full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. Born out of a partnership between CMU and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high quality engineering talent required to accelerate development in Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world.

CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges through world-class education and contextually-relevant research.

Key rankings

  • College of Engineering: #4

    US News and World Report, 2021
  • Management Information Systems: #1

    US News and World Report, 2021

  • Software Engineering: #1

    US News and World Report, 2021
  • Artificial Intelligence: #1

    US News and World Report, 2021

Interested in working at CMU-Africa?

Carnegie Mellon University-Africa is looking for exceptional faculty candidates who are excited to become a part of our dynamic and innovative programs in Kigali. Check out our open opportunities.

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About the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The world-class College of Engineering is recognized for excellence, innovation, and the societal relevance of its pursuits. We produce creative and technically strong engineers, and smart solutions to global challenges. We do this with an unprecedented drive to integrate engineering, sciences, arts, business and other disciplines to produce transformative results.

With cutting-edge information security, innovative start-ups, big data, hands-on learning, and creative mobile applications, CMU doesn't imagine the future–CMU creates it.