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Software Engineering Institute An organization founded by the US government in 1983 to develop the discipline of software engineering and to increase industrial awareness of it. The institute is part of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; it is financed partly by the US government and partly by private industry. Its best-known development is the Capability and Maturity Model.

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University of Pittsburgh, main campus at Pittsburgh; private with some state support; coeducational; chartered and opened as an academy 1787, called Western Univ. of Pennsylvania 1819–1908. It operates campuses at Johnstown (1927), Greensburg (1963), Bradford (1963), and Titusville (1963) as well. There are centers for social and urban research and for international studies, and it has a noted medical center.