At its founding in 1861, MIT was an educational innovation, a community of hands-on problem solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place. Today, that spirit still guides how we educate students on campus and how we shape new digital learning technologies to make MIT teaching accessible to millions of learners around the world.
Current research and education areas include digital learning; nanotechnology; sustainable energy, the environment, climate adaptation, and global water and food security; Big Data, cybersecurity, robotics, and artificial intelligence; human health, including cancer, HIV, autism, Alzheimer’s, and dyslexia; biological engineering and CRISPR technology; poverty alleviation; advanced manufacturing; and innovation and entrepreneurship.
Research at MIT aims to develop innovative solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges. From addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies, MIT’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world. Compiled here are just some of the MIT labs, centers and programs where cutting-edge research is taking place.
The mission of the MIT Libraries is to create and sustain an evolving information environment that advances learning, research, and innovation at MIT. We are committed to excellence in services, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, preserve knowledge, and improve worldwide scholarly communication.
Life at the Institute is more than just classes and homework community members pride themselves on their curricular and extracurricular work in the arts, athletics and more. Whether it's taking part in a living group, playing on one of our NCAA Division III sports teams or taking time to learn new dance moves, Institute life has no boundaries.
The FSILG Office works to promote a cohesive community that values civic and social responsibility, mutual respect, and the growth and development of organizations and their members. These organizations include twenty-five fraternities, six sororities, and five independent living groups.
Incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on April 10, 1861.