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MIT receives $15M USAID award to promote research and innovation at universities in Latin America

The award will support development-oriented research through a Center for Innovation and Technology at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.

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Call for Proposal: MIT Sloan Latin America Office 2021-2022

The MIT Sloan Latin America Office (MSLAO) is excited to announce the call for seed fund proposals for the 2021-2022 academic year. Deadline: September October 29, 2021

Call for Proposal: Skoltech-MIT Pilot Grants 2022

The pilot grants are designed to seed and support idea generation for MIT faculty on topics that are of mutual interest to both MIT and Skoltech and that would promote collaboration between both parties.Deadline: November 15, 2021

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Study: Climate action can limit Asia’s growing water shortages

Even “modest” action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by MIT researchers. The study takes an inventive approach to modeling the effects of both climate change and economic growth on the world’s most heavily populated continent. Roughly […]

China Venture Workshop announces first cohort

Ten MIT startups have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the China Venture Workshop, jointly sponsored by the MIT China Future City Lab’s (CFC) China Future City Innovation Connector (FCIC) and DesignX, the School of Architecture and Planning’s accelerator for innovation in the built environment. The startups, with goals ranging from clean energy to […]

IHI Corporation to support MIT Energy Initiative

With sights set on global greenhouse gas reduction, Tokyo’s IHI Corporation has joined the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). IHI, a global engineering, construction, and manufacturing company, recently signed a three-year membership agreement with MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS). The center is one of eight Low-Carbon Energy Centers that MITEI has established […]

CS+HASS SuperUROP debuts with nine research projects

Trade policy, government transparency, and music composition systems were among the humanities, arts, and social science (HASS) research areas explored this year by students in MIT’s Advanced Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, better known as the SuperUROP. These and similar HASS-related research projects materialized because the SuperUROP — which launched in 2012 in the Department of […]

3 Questions: Vipin Narang on the North Korea summits

An historic April 27 summit between Moon Jae-in, president of South Korea, and Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea, has been lauded as a path to peace for the divided peninsula as well as a tipping point of the North Korean nuclear crisis. But what concrete actions should we expect from the meeting between […]

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa

In 2017, MIT released a report entitled “A Global Strategy for MIT,” which offered a framework for the Institute’s ever-growing international activities in education, research, and innovation. The report, written by Richard Lester, associate provost for MIT overseeing international activities, offered recommendations organized around three broad themes: bringing MIT to the world, bringing the world […]

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi presents moral vision in age of crisis

The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi called for solidarity, love, compassion, and justice as an antidote to the crises of our time spawned by corporate greed. He called for a willingness to act on behalf of people in need, near and distant, including future generations, and on behalf of a living planet. Bhikkhu Bodhi, an American Buddhist […]

Rona Wang, Selam Gano win 2018 De Courtivron Writing Prizes

MIT Global Studies and Languages has announced the winners of the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize for 2018. First Prize went to sophomore Rona Wang, from Portland, Oregon, who majors in mathematics with computer science (Course 18-C), for her story “Acceptance Day.”  The story explores identity, race, and bigotry in the United States through the voice […]

Outstanding MIT students of French explore “Paris et la rue”

Think of Paris, and images materialize of sublime art and cosmopolitan sophistication. “We all romanticize the culture, and it’s fine to do that,” says Bruno Perreau, the Cynthia L. Reed Professor and associate professor of French studies. “But we also need to add different layers and rethink the connection between myth and reality,” he says. […]