The Environmental Solutions Initiative is MIT’s institute-wide effort to mobilize the substantial scientific, engineering, policy, and design capacity of our community to contribute to addressing climate change and other environmental challenges of global import. Working with government, community and industry partners across the globe, we pursue multidisciplinary research, education, events, and partnerships to help move society toward an environmentally and socially sustainable future.
MIT Global Languages educates students in languages, cultures, and inter-cultural communication, broadening the horizons of MIT students’ career and personal goals in an ever more interconnected world. Global Languages classes incorporate the latest practices for language instruction and learning, and support students to apply new perspectives to global challenges and to expand their communicative proficiencies around the world.
The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT CTL) created the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network in 2003 as an international alliance of leading research and education centers dedicated to developing and disseminating supply chain and logistics innovation. Each center fosters relationships between local students, faculty, and businesses as well as those across the network.
Established in 2015, the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node builds on the strength of MIT’s alumni and friends’ engagement with the Institute, to enable education, research and innovation opportunities for MIT faculty and students by connecting their interests with the academic and innovation ecosystem in Hong Kong and the broader region.
MIT Open Learning seeks to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe. It encompasses the Office of Digital Learning, which offers digital products and services; MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), which leads teaching and learning research; the Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL), which convenes a global community to share research and best practices; and other projects and groups focused on educational innovation.
The MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT) launched in May 2017 to find creative solutions to the problem of refugee education. It was created to design and deploy new learning opportunities for displaced populations around the world. ReACT offers programs with the potential to change the narrative of the refugee experience.
MIT REAP provides opportunities for communities to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems. Eight teams from around the world participate annually in this two-year program, which educates regional IDE ecosystem leaders through team-based learning, and impacts regions by developing new programmatic and policy interventions.
MIT SHASS is home to a vast research portfolio engaged with the world. SHASS research helps to alleviate global poverty; steer economies and international relationships; understand the past and present; assess the impact of technology; advance the arts; understand cultures; and inform policy on issues including: justice, healthcare, energy, elections, climate, work and economic equity. SHASS also has a key role in international education, preparing MIT students to collaborate and thrive in cultures around the globe.
MISTI creates opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate with international partners, build intercultural connections, advance research, and develop a global mindset. MISTI’s internship programs match students with projects at companies and labs around the world. MISTI's teaching programs help students build communication skills by teaching in foreign high schools and universities, and the Global Seed Funds program awards grants for MIT faculty to develop international research collaborations.
MIT’s program with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a multi-year collaboration supporting joint research between individual MIT and Skoltech faculty members. Other important program features include entrepreneurship and innovation activities, collaboration with MISTI to connect MIT and Skoltech students, and a joint annual conference. The collaboration, launched in 2011, recently entered its third phase.
MIT Sloan Global Programs (GP) seeks to establish, maintain, and grow international collaborations with public and private institutions, and to develop innovative leaders who improve the world through management education. Through the varied portfolio of partnerships, MIT Sloan GP engages with numerous regions around the world. These activities include teaching, research, and capacity building collaborations that advance MIT’s mission on a global stage.
MSLAO develops activities across Latin America that benefit the region, the Sloan School, and the Institute, and support creation and transfer of knowledge and advancement of management education and practice. MSLAO supports research, teaching, and knowledge-sharing opportunities for MIT faculty, focusing on three themes: energy, water, and sustainability; innovation and entrepreneurship; growth and productivity.
Solve is an initiative of MIT with a mission to solve world challenges, and a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world, then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of members to fund and support these entrepreneurs so they can drive lasting, transformational impact.
MPP is a strategic partnership between Portuguese universities and research centers, MIT, and the Portuguese government. Currently in its third phase, MPP2030’s goal is to strengthen Portugal’s knowledge base and international competitiveness through strategic investments in people, knowledge, and innovative ideas. MPP is widely recognized as a model for international alliances involving universities, industry, and governmental agencies.
SMART is a research enterprise established in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore. It's an intellectual hub for research interactions between MIT and Singapore at the frontiers of science and technology and allows MIT faculty, researchers, and students to collaborate with counterparts from universities, polytechnics, research institutes, and industry in Singapore and throughout Asia.