International relations and collaborations

Featured video: Researchers discuss queer visibility in academia
“My identity as a scientist and my identity as a gay man are not contradictory, but complimentary,” says Jack Forman, PhD candidate in media arts and sciences and co-lead of…
Nancy Kanwisher, Robert Langer, and Sara Seager named Kavli Prize Laureates
MIT faculty members Nancy Kanwisher, Robert Langer, and Sara Seager are among eight researchers worldwide to receive this year’s Kavli Prizes. A partnership among the Norwegian Academy of Science and…
MIT Faculty Founder Initiative announces three winners of entrepreneurship awards
Patients with intractable cancers, chronic pain sufferers, and people who depend on battery-powered medical implants may all benefit from the ideas presented at the 2023-24 MIT-Royalty Pharma Prize Competition’s recent…
How a quantum scientist, a nurse, and an economist are joining the fight against global poverty
A trip to Ghana changed Sofia Martinez Galvez’s life. In 2021, she volunteered at a nonprofit that provides technology and digital literacy training to people in the West African country.…
Students research pathways for MIT to reach decarbonization goals
A number of emerging technologies hold promise for helping organizations move away from fossil fuels and achieve deep decarbonization. The challenge is deciding which technologies to adopt, and when. MIT,…
Nuh Gedik receives 2024 National Brown Investigator Award
Nuh Gedik, MIT’s Donner Professor of Physics, has been named a 2024 Ross Brown Investigator by the Brown Institute for Basic Sciences at Caltech. One of eight awarded mid-career faculty working…
Advocating for science funding on Capitol Hill
This spring, 26 MIT students and postdocs traveled to Washington to meet with congressional staffers to advocate for increased science funding for fiscal year 2025. These conversations were impactful given…
QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2024-25
MIT has again been named the world’s top university by the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today. This is the 13th year in a row MIT has received…
All in the family
It’s no news that companies use money to influence politics. But it may come as a surprise to learn that many family-owned firms — the most common form of business…
Ten with MIT connections win 2024 Hertz Foundation Fellowships
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation announced that it has awarded fellowships to 10 PhD students with ties to MIT. The prestigious award provides each recipient with five years of doctoral-level…
MIT Corporation elects 10 term members, two life members
The MIT Corporation — the Institute’s board of trustees — has elected 10 full-term members, who will serve one-, two-, or five-year terms, and two life members. Corporation Chair Mark…
Diane Hoskins ’79: How going off-track can lead new SA+P graduates to become integrators of ideas
For the graduating class of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, the advice they received from their highly accomplished Commencement speaker may have come as a surprise. “The title of this…
Noubar Afeyan PhD ’87 gives new MIT graduates a special assignment
Biotechnology leader Noubar Afeyan PhD ’87 urged the MIT Class of 2024 to “accept impossible missions” for the betterment of the world, in a rousing keynote speech at the OneMIT…
President Sally Kornbluth’s charge to the Class of 2024
Below is the text of President Sally Kornbluth’s Commencement remarks, as prepared for delivery today. Penny, and Mikala ­— thank you both, for your reflections today, and for your leadership…
Commencement address by Noubar Afeyan PhD ’87
Below is the text of MIT alumnus Noubar Afeyan’s Commencement remarks, as prepared for delivery on May 30. Thank you, Mark, for that generous but somewhat embarrassing introduction. President Kornbluth,…
Modeling the threat of nuclear war
It’s a question that occupies significant bandwidth in the world of nuclear arms security: Could hypersonic missiles, which fly at speeds of least five times the speed of sound, increase…
Using art and science to depict the MIT family from 1861 to the present
In MIT.nano’s laboratories, researchers use silicon wafers as the platform to shape transformative technologies such as quantum circuitry, microfluidic devices, or energy-harvesting structures. But these substrates can also serve as…
A community collaboration for progress
While decades of discriminatory policies and practices continue to fuel the affordable housing crisis in the United States, less than three miles from the MIT campus exists a beacon of…
MIT scholars will take commercial break with entrepreneurial scholarship
Two MIT scholars, each with a strong entrepreneurial drive, have received 2024 Kavanaugh Fellowship awards, advancing their quest to turn pioneering research into profitable commercial enterprises. The Kavanaugh Translational Fellows…
Making steel with electricity
Steel is one of the most useful materials on the planet. A backbone of modern life, it’s used in skyscrapers, cars, airplanes, bridges, and more. Unfortunately, steelmaking is an extremely…
2024 MAD Design Fellows announced
Since its launch in 2022, the MIT Morningside Academy for Design (MAD) has supported MIT graduate students with a fellowship, allowing recipients to pursue design research and projects while creating…
Eleven from MIT awarded 2024 Fulbright fellowships
Eleven MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have won Fulbright grants to embark on projects overseas in the 2024-25 grant cycle. Two other students were offered awards but declined them…
Trying to make the grade
As of 2015, about one-third of all 15-year-old students in Latin America lacked rudimentary literacy and math skills, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Those students may…
Navigating longevity with industry leaders at MIT AgeLab PLAN Forum
How can people better imagine and plan for their future selves? A two-day event hosted at MIT featured two chief executives at the forefront of an emerging industry centered around…
Jeong Min Park earns 2024 Schmidt Science Fellowship
Physics graduate student Jeong Min (Jane) Park is among the 32 exceptional early-career scientists worldwide chosen to receive the prestigious 2024 Schmidt Science Fellows award.   As a 2024 Schmidt Science…
John Joannopoulos receives 2024-2025 Killian Award
John Joannopoulos, an innovator and mentor in the fields of theoretical condensed matter physics and nanophotonics, has been named the recipient of the 2024-2025 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement…
The MIT Bike Lab: A place for community, hands-on learning
Bianca Champenois SM ’22 learned to ride a bike when she was 5 years old. She can still hear her sister yelling “equal elbows!” as she pushed her off into…
3 Questions: Technology roadmapping in teaching and industry
Innovation is rarely accidental. Behind every new invention and product, including the device you are using to read this story, is years of research, investment, and planning. Organizations that want…
Five MIT faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2024
The National Academy of Sciences has elected 120 members and 24 international members, including five faculty members from MIT. Guoping Feng, Piotr Indyk, Daniel J. Kleitman, Daniela Rus, and Senthil…
Professor Emeritus Jerome Connor, pioneer in structural mechanics, dies at 91
Jerome J. Connor ’53, SM ’54, ScD ’59, professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a member of the MIT faculty since 1959, died on March…
MIT’s Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Design of Policy program adds a public policy track
MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Department of Economics have announced an expansion of their jointly administered Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Design of…
Four from MIT named 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholars
MIT senior Owen Dugan, graduate student Vittorio Colicci ’22, predoctoral research fellow Carine You ’22, and recent alumna Carina Letong Hong ’22 are recipients of this year’s Knight-Hennessy Scholarships. The…
The power of App Inventor: Democratizing possibilities for mobile applications
In June 2007, Apple unveiled the first iPhone. But the company made a strategic decision about iPhone software: its new App Store would be a walled garden. An iPhone user…
From steel engineering to ovarian tumor research
Ashutosh Kumar is a classically trained materials engineer. Having grown up with a passion for making things, he has explored steel design and studied stress fractures in alloys. Throughout Kumar’s…
Professor Emeritus David Lanning, nuclear engineer and key contributor to the MIT Reactor, dies at 96
David Lanning, MIT professor emeritus of nuclear science and engineering and a key contributor to the MIT Reactor project, passed away on April 26 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington,…
MIT Supply Chain Management Program earns top honors in three 2024 rankings
MIT’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) Master’s Program, housed within the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) at the Institute’s School of Engineering, has been named top master’s program for…