What is MIT doing globally?
At MIT, we harness streams of converging ideas by creating new interdisciplinary centers, programs and labs with global participants - working together to solve the world's problems.
MIT's global involvement takes place on nearly every continent, and transpires at many levels-from individual faculty collaborations to institutional partnerships; and it materializes in many forms-from teaching and research, to internships and work, to public service and outreach efforts.
- Researchers affiliated with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) are assessing how to meet the energy needs of the developing world.
- The Singapore-MIT Alliance has pioneered sophisticated techniques in synchronous distance education, in which faculty teach seamlessly across 12 time zones.
- The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program offers students the chance to participate in intensive professional internships in countries around the world.
- MIT OpenCourseWare provides free, searchable access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners across the globe.
To learn more about the ways MIT is engaged globally, search the global MIT database by keyword, region, country, or type of initiative.
A few ideas:
- Take courses on international and global issues, or study abroad.
- Collaborate in research internships and work.
- Join an ongoing research project, or start your own.
- Apply MIT research in public service.
- Connect with a global alumni network.
- Participate in international student activities and events.
If you are a member of the MIT community, add your international activities to the database. Whether it's building wheelchairs in Ghana or teaching in Taiwan, we want to know how you're sharing knowledge with the world.
Add your activity to the database, or email us with your questions. We encourage you to think of all of your educational and scholarly work in a global context, and in a way that supports the open sharing of ideas and information in support of common goals.