CMU-Africa is home to world-class experts and thought leaders who are tackling challenges across the continent and around the globe. CMU-Africa faculty, students, and alumni are actively engaged in projects that respond to the challenges and opportunities of the digital transformation of Africa. These projects have resulted in published journal and conference papers, raising the profile of Rwanda as a country where academic research is being pursued.

The Sustainable Development Goals

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the Sustainability Initiative at CMU. The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are 17 global objectives to create a more equitable and viable planet by 2030. These goals came together following input from millions of people around the world, with younger generations especially engaged. They were adopted by the global community at the United Nations in 2015.

At CMU-Africa, the SDGs set out clear objectives for researchers working in the African context. They are focused on positive societal outcomes that apply to Africa and the global community. The SDGs set a mindset for researchers to think beyond specific technical questions and consider the potential of their work in society.

With the common language of the SDGs, researchers can speak with each other and identify collaborators across geographic and disciplinary divides. In these ways, the SDG framework is the key to unlocking the potential of the diverse research of CMU-Africa faculty.

Learn more about what the SDGs mean to the CMU-Africa community.

Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (KCRC)

KCRC and CMU-Africa have a shared mission to enable collaborative research and innovations in Africa. The center, located in Kigali Innovation City, aims to be a leading research organization in Africa dedicated to establishing and facilitating high standards and diverse research and innovations.

For more information, contact Timothy Brown, director of KCRC

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