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.

Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia is a part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. We inform, connect, and coach Saudi entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies.


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. 

Humanitarian Response Lab

The mission of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab is to help meet human needs by understanding and improving the supply chain systems behind public services and private markets. Based within the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, the Lab combines MIT expertise in engineering, management, information technology, economics, urban planning and other disciplines to drive practical innovation for humanitarian interventions. 

Nepal Initiative

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

Remotely Operated Vehicle Workshop

This past February (2017), the Edgerton Center hosted 60 tenth grade students from the Beijing Chenjinglun School in Beijing, China, for a workshop on underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). 

The Future of Energy: Latin America's Path to Sustainability Conference

The MIT Sloan School of Management Latin America Office and Office of International Programs partnered with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) to hold The Future of Energy: Latin America's Path to Sustainability on August 18-19 in Santiago, Chile. 

Science Impact Collaborative

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Science Impact Collaborative (MIT SIC) is a research team within the Department of Urban Studies and Planning that is developing and testing new ways to harmonize science, politics and public policy in the management of natural resources and the resolution of environmental disputes.

Creative Learning in Brazil

The Lemann Creative Learning Program is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab and the Lemann Foundation to foster creative learning in Brazilian public education. 

The Future of Urban Housing in Brazil

The School of Architecture and Planning and the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) at MIT have established a long-term initiative to rethink the future of affordable housing in Brazil, which faces an estimated shortage of 7 million units.

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.