About Global MIT

Bringing MIT to the world, and the world to MIT

Global MIT represents the Institute’s vision and commitment to international engagement, which is central to MIT’s mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and others areas of scholarship. It is through their accomplishments that MIT can serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Transformative education for students

At MIT we create meaningful opportunities for students to learn about the world through research and its practical applications. Our students, with guidance from our faculty, grow intellectually and broaden their cultural awareness to become leaders committed to service and making a positive impact on society.

3,274

International students attending MIT

A vibrant, inclusive community

MIT’s campus is home to a truly global community where the world’s leading researchers and educators come together in pursuit of scientific discovery and technological innovation. Our students and faculty enjoy intellectual freedom, share diverse perspectives, and strive for excellence in all their academic pursuits.

45%

Share of MIT faculty who are foreign born

Taking on global challenges, attracting the brightest talent

MIT is an integral part of a global network of collaborators making groundbreaking discoveries all over the world. Our faculty and students can learn from international colleagues and gain access to some of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities. At the same time, MIT attracts the most talented students, faculty, and researchers from abroad.

19,609

MIT alumni living outside of the US

Principled engagement

Global MIT is guided by our core values — excellence, integrity, collaboration, diversity, equity, and innovation. We strive to bring these ideals and the Institute’s resources to bear on the world’s biggest challenges, including climate change, poverty, and pandemic response.

463

Internationally funded research projects in FY2020

Learning about the world, helping to solve the world’s greatest problems, and working with international collaborators who share our curiosity and commitment to rigorous scientific inquiry are core values for MIT.

Richard Lester, Associate Provost for International Activities, A Global Strategy for MIT