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MIT unveils a new action plan to tackle the climate crisis

MIT has released an ambitious new plan for action to address the world’s accelerating climate crisis. The plan, titled “Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade,” includes a...

MIT in Latin America

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network...

Report outlines route toward better jobs, wider prosperity

Decades of technological change have polarized the earnings of the American workforce, helping highly educated white-collar workers thrive, while hollowing out the middle class. Yet present-day advances like robots and...

MIT economists Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee win Nobel Prize

Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, MIT economists whose work has helped transform antipoverty research and relief efforts, have been named co-winners of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences...

The catalyzing potential of J-WAFS seed grants

“A seed grant for a risky idea that is mission-driven goes a long way.”  These are the words of Fadel Adib, an associate professor of media arts and sciences and...

Tracking emissions in China

In January 2013, many people in Beijing experienced a multiweek period of severely degraded air, known colloquially as the “Airpocalypse,” which made them sick and kept them indoors. As part...

Transportation policymaking in Chinese cities

In recent decades, urban populations in China’s cities have grown substantially, and rising incomes have led to a rapid expansion of car ownership. Indeed, China is now the world’s largest...

Exploring generations of influence between South Asia and MIT

When thinking about how to celebrate the approaching 60th anniversary of Sangam, the Association of Indian Students at MIT, Ranu Boppana ’87, president of the MIT South Asian Alumni Association...

MIT hosts China Summit, additional gatherings in Beijing

Earlier this month, MIT President L. Rafael Reif traveled to China with MIT faculty, senior leadership, and the Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation — the Institute’s board of trustees...

MIT-Israel tackles present challenges with an eye toward the future

“Students’ global engagement is a key experience enabling them to grow both in their course of study and in their leadership skills,” says MIT-Israel Faculty Director Eran Ben-Joseph. “The Covid-19...

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