Large Global Collaborations

MIT’s culture of collaboration and partnership extends far beyond Cambridge, to institutions and organizations across the world.

From academic collaborations to industry-driven alliances, working together to solve global problems through scientific exploration and technological development is a core aspect of MIT’s identity as an organization, and a passionate pursuit of students and faculty across the Institute.


UMRP is a collaboration between Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that launched in 2016 to create knowledge and human expertise for a future of sustainable development in Africa. 

Nepal Initiative

In January 2017, individual MIT students and student teams traveled to Nepal to work on a number of projects. 

Media Lab Cities Partnerships

We propose that fundamentally new strategies must be found for creating the places where people live and work, and the mobility systems that connect these places, in order to meet the profound challenges of the future.

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

This multidisciplinary initiative promotes transformative research relating to the environment through such programs as the ESI Seed Grants.

Tata Center for Technology + Design

The Tata Center for Technology + Design’s mission is to develop solutions to challenges facing resource-constrained communities globally, with an initial focus on India.

Asia School of Business

This world class graduate business school in Kuala Lumpur will offer both degree and non-degree programs to serve the needs of Malaysia, ASEAN, South Asia, China, and parts of the Middle-East and Africa.

Industrial Liaison Program (ILP)

MIT ILP is dedicated to creating and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships between MIT and corporations worldwide. 

MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)

MITEI comprises research, education, campus energy management and outreach programs that aim to link science, innovation, and policy to transform the world's energy systems.

Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy

A partnership between MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia, CCWCE focuses on research in desalination, low-carbon energy, and related areas.

MIT Portugal Program

MIT partners with universities, research centers, industry, and the government in Portugal to educate future leaders and entrepreneurs in science and technology.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

SUTD was established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

MIT is collaborating with the Skolkovo Foundation to establish the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia.

SMART Centre

The SMART Centre is a hub of research, innovation, and collaboration between MIT and the National Research Foundation of Singapore.