Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT

Since its founding in 1861, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has operated with the same purpose: to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world.

Today MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle—continue to be its primary purpose. 

Since its inception, MIT has fostered pioneers, visionaries, and searchers who have worked together to bring knowledge to bear on the world's greatest challenges.  With such discoveries and inventions as radar, the World Wide Web, Oncogenes, 3D printing, and high speed photography – to name but a few – members of the MIT community are continually seeking not only to expand knowledge, but also to define new frontiers across disciplines.

Initiatives listed on these pages describe some of MIT's efforts in: designing cities of the future; understanding and predicting global climate change; designing and disseminating technologies for the developing world; creating opportunities for veterans to pursue a world class management education; integrating the arts with scientific and technological inquiry; and illuminating how the brain develops through efforts to restore sight for curably blind children.

MIT's five schools (the School of Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the Sloan School of Management) encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries. MIT has over 1,000 faculty, over 6,600 graduate students, and approximately 4,400 undergraduate students.

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MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism

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The "rules" of urban development are shifting dramatically. To address this paradigm shift, MIT has created the Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) to rethink urbanism and start anew.

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MIT Sloan Yellow Ribbon Program

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This program creates an opportunity for veterans to pursue their education goals by providing a financial incentive for them to attend MIT Sloan, consistently one of the top schools of management.

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MIT Lorenz Center: Climate Think Tank

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Understanding and predicting global climate change is arguably the most complex scientific challenge ever faced by mankind. To address this issue, MIT's School of Science launched the Lorenz Center.

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MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology

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We have created a dynamic new model for creative experimentation among the fields of art, science, technology, and engineering--combining once separate realms of inquiry in entirely new ways.

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MIT D-Lab: Tackling the Global Poverty Challenge

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MIT D-Lab is building a global network of university-based and local innovators to design and disseminate technologies that meaningfully improve the lives of people living in poverty.

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