MIT is committed to serving the world through education, technology, and hands-on development.
Students and faculty are actively engaged in innovative collaborations with educators, governments, and industry across the globe, all with the goal of improving the way people live, learn, and work. Researchers and students in MIT's D-Lab, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and the Tata Center for Technology and Design are working to combat poverty and develop solutions to challenges facing resource-constrained communities globally. The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship catalyzes entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries, and the MIT Public Service Center supports students in service projects around the world. The MIT-Africa Initiative creates connections between MIT and Africa through education, research, and innovation.
Each mission-driven effort is deeply rooted in a sense of social responsibility, and a desire to make the world a better place for people in need — and the results are transforming lives daily.