Carnegie Mellon University Africa is proud to further the education of young, entrepreneurial engineers in the pursuit of their higher education goals. As an institution dedicated to the expansion of engineering knowledge creation, we equip a diverse student body that shares a passion and dedication to the digital transformation of the continent with a global education to tackle intersecting challenges in harnessing the power of technology to develop local solutions.

The impact of CMU-Africa begins in the classroom. Degree candidates from across the continent collaborate on locally relevant coursework, projects, and innovations together with both the public and private sectors. Each year we graduate a class of globally competitive technology talent that contribute to Africa’s growing markets whether through fully-funded Ph.D. programs, full-time employment in their home countries, or entrepreneurship and job creation.

CMU-Africa continues to grow in degree and certification offerings, partnerships, and research to enhance the student experience with the goal of digital transformation led by Africans for Africans.

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The African Engineering and Technology Network

The African Engineering and Technology Network (Afretec) is a pan-African collaboration of technology-focused universities from across the African continent. The creation of Afretec is a defining moment for the digital transformation of Africa. The network, led by CMU-Africa, will build a strong knowledge creation and educational infrastructure on the continent. It will also provide a platform for its members to engage in deep collaboration that drives inclusive digital growth in Africa.

Afretec will create a platform for technology-focused universities in Africa to drive inclusive digital growth by collaborating on teaching and learning, knowledge creation, and entrepreneurship activities within the area of engineering and technology.

Learn more about Afretec