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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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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.
MIT starts new collaboration with Sierra Leone to improve the lives of people with disabilities in that country. Learn more.
Elissa Gibson ’22 talks about her love of airplanes and neurosciences, and shares how working in South Africa allowed her to gain new perspectives. Read her story.
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
Students develop entrepreneurial mindsets and cultural competency in a startup boot camp.
MIT study finds Indonesia’s national food aid program is more effective when the poor use debit cards at grocery stories rather than receiving bags of food. Read story.
Learn how the Kobe earthquake of 1995 in Japan influenced MIT architecture professor Miho Mazereeuw.
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.
Former MIT Energy Initiative researcher Ian Miller SM ’19, along with Evan Platt SM ’20, is funneling aid and expertise to the front line. Read more.
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.
With a major in management and a minor in German, MIT senior Valeria Robayo is putting her twist on the pre-med experience. Read more about Valeria.
MIT-Ayiti.net, a digital platform of Inisyativ MIT-Ayiti / MIT-Haiti Initiative developed by professors Michel DeGraff and Haynes Miller, with support from MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab and MIT Open Learning.
MIT students teach machine learning and entrepreneurship in Uruguay through MIT Global Startup Labs.
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.
Read this discussion about the history behind the war, lessons learned on state-building, and Iraq’s current political outlook.
Students, faculty, and staff have responded quickly in the wake of the disaster. Learn how.
Alimagham discusses the historical context behind the current movement, compares it with other uprisings in Iran, and explains what this could mean for the future. Go to Q&A.
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.