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Four MIT students smile in Tanzania

MIT student club Engineers Without Borders works with local village in Tanzania

Skills learned in the classroom are applied toward health and sanitation projects.

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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. […]

New connector helps faculty, student startups launch in China

A new collaboration between MIT and Tsinghua University will help startup teams from both institutions launch ventures to solve urban challenges in China. The China Ventures Workshop will provide participants with training, mentoring, and access to partners and resources that could help deliver their innovations to the market in China. The workshop is a joint […]

Contest seeks writing about bicultural experiences

The Isabelle de Courtivron Writing Prize is seeking student writing submissions (creative or expository) about immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or mixed-race experiences. The prize was established to honor distinguished Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron, who dedicated her career at MIT to the study of bicultural and bilingual creative expression. The annual prize competition is open to all MIT […]

Collaborating to cut emissions in the property sector

To enhance the sustainability of homes and property projects in Thailand, Bangkok-based property developer Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) has joined the MIT Energy Initiative, with a three-year membership agreement in MITEI’s Low-Carbon Energy Center for Electric Power Systems Research. MQDC is joining MITEI to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from property projects in Thailand, through both […]

Innovative MIT projects at the Seoul Biennale

Responding to the theme of “Imminent Commons,” a diverse contingent of MIT faculty, researchers, and alumni from the School of Architecture and Planning are participating in the first Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, which is being held from Sept. 2 through Nov. 5. Historian and critic Hyungmin Pai PhD ’93 is codirecting the biennale with architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo. […]

Legatum Center announces 2019-20 fellowship class

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT announced its fellowship class for the 2019-20 academic year. These 23 student-entrepreneurs are developing innovative business solutions for emerging markets across the globe, including 10 in Africa, six in Latin America, and seven in Asia. Solutions range from portable devices that protect newborns from hypothermia in […]

At home and abroad with MISTI 2020

“My hopes that the internship would be possible were dashed,” rising sophomore Nieky Wang reflects about the impact Covid-19 had on her plans to take part in MIT-India this summer. “I wasn’t sure if I would be personally comfortable with traveling abroad during a pandemic, even if it was allowed by MIT.” Wang is one […]

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