All Programs and Projects

Browse the programs and projects below to get a glimpse of what MIT faculty, students, and alumni are doing around the globe.


MIT Professional Education

MIT Professional Education provides a gateway to MIT research, knowledge and expertise for those engaged in science and technology worldwide, through advanced education programs designed for working professionals.

Neoproterozoic Petroleum Systems of Oman

Researchers are studying the South Oman Salt Basin, host to the world's oldest known commercial deposits of petroleum, to learn more about past climate changes and the evolution of complex organisms.

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT

AKPIA@MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, visual culture, and conservation, responding to the cultural and educational needs of a global, diverse constituency.

Water Quality and Sanitation in Nepal

The MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been working in Nepal since 1999 to help provide clean drinking water and improved sanitation to those in need.

History and Politics of the Kuna

This research focuses on political and historical anthropology, indigenous-state relations, and missionization, looking particularly at the indigenous Kuna people in Panama.

Political Order and Wars in the Central African Rep.

This work proposes a simple theoretical mechanism to explain the divergent trajectories of violence and political order in failed states, and tests the theory empirically using evidence from the CAR.

The Effects of Electoral Experience on Citizen Behavior

This project looks at how elections affect ordinary citizens in new democracies, examining evidence from post-apartheid South Africa.

China's Ideological Spectrum

This work offers the first large-scale empirical analysis of ideology in contemporary China to determine whether individuals fall along a discernible and coherent ideological spectrum.

Political Violence and Partition in Ireland, 1920-21

This analysis examines the dynamics of political violence and partition in the conflict over the 1921 partition of Ireland.