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Members of the MIT community are making groundbreaking discoveries on the frontiers of knowledge — wherever those frontiers might be.
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Morgane König’s observations after traveling to her mother’s home country of Côte d’Ivoire led her to MIT. Read Morgane’s story.
Empowering the Teachers (ETT), a program launched at MIT in 2011, is helping to change the face of engineering education in Nigerian universities. Read how.
A study co-authored by MIT political scientist Mai Hassan finds that in Kenya, the relatively modest allocation of property rights to people is a matter of politics, and not a lack of state capabilities. Learn more.
Abdullahi Tsanni is a graduate student in Science Writing originally from Nigeria. His journalism focuses on science, medicine, and public health in Africa. Learn more.
The visit featured a public seminar on African governance, as well as meetings with MIT’s leadership, faculty, students, and staff. Learn more.
Stacy Godfreey-Igwe shares her story as the first student to graduate in African and African diaspora studies (AADS) at MIT. Learn More.
Oxford University Press published the Hsu-Tang Library of Classical Chinese Literature. The series is starting with 5 classic texts from the first millennium BCE through the early 20th century. Learn more.
What is the nature of the relationship between China and Russia, and how will the two countries keep cooperating? A a public panel discussion at MIT offered some answers.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited MIT on April 28 and participated in a roundtable discussion with MIT faculty about the future of biotechnology research.
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have discovered a novel therapy to treat Mycobacterium abscessus that causes chronic lung-related infections. Learn more
Through coursework, intercollegiate collaboration, and a site visit, MIT students fuse engineering and anthropology to propose innovative energy solutions. Learn more
In the 60 years since President Kennedy’s death, a scholarship in his name has sent generations of British students to study tuition-free at MIT and Harvard University.
The MIT Portugal Program (MPP) owes much of its success to the bonds connecting institutions and people across the Atlantic over the past 17 years. Learn more.
The MIT-Denmark program has received a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to support its expansion. MIT-Denmark provides MIT students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Danish companies, startups, and research institutions. Learn more.
Last fall, MIT launched its MIT-Ukraine program, an effort to find ways to leverage the Institute’s expertise and resources to help a country devastated by war. Learn more.
An online marketplace founded by a MIT alumnus is expanding access to low-cost products in Central America. Learn how.
Read how MIT D-Lab is helping empower artisanal women miners (“chatarreras”) in Colombia.
Project helps make learning more accessible for children with multiple disabilities. Learn more.
Student presentations tackled themes of identity, nation-building, racism, multiculturalism, and more at “The Beat of Brazil” last month at the Lewis Music Library. Learn more.
Learn more about the virtual Starr Forum “The Israel-Hamas conflict: Expert perspectives on the ongoing crisis,” that took place on Nov. 1, 2023.
On a video released on October 10, 2023, President Sally Kornbluth communicated a message about the violence in Israel and Gaza, and her concerns for the MIT community.
The Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow (MEET) program brings together promising young Palestinian and Jewish Israeli students to learn about computer science, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Learn more.
An MIT-led experiment set in Egypt showed that some forms of social media can increase awareness among women about where to find resources and support for addressing domestic violence. Learn more.
Tahmina, a computer engineering student from Afghanistan shares how MIT ReACT helped her realize she can do and be a part of big things. Read more.
The student-run MIT Energy Conference brought together energy leaders from around the world. Read more.
Prof. Hastings will provide advice and guidance on matters related to the space enterprise.
The 15th MIT Energy Initiative’s Annual Research Conference took place in November 2022. Read about the symposium.
How can Native innovators in the US use traditional knowledge and technology to drive social, environmental, and economic impact in their communities?
Incubator aims to identify the most effective strategies at reducing homelessness and promoting housing stability.