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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. We are also driven to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges.

The Institute is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university, organized into five Schools (architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science). It has some 1,000 faculty members, more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 130,000 living alumni.

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Researchers from Brown University and MIT have developed a method for helping robots plan for multi-step tasks by constructing abstract representations of the world around them.
Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research at M.I.T., writes that amid the turbulence in Washington, "It’s easy to miss the fact that part of what’s at stake is America’s dominance in science, engineering, and innovation."
Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke with Bloomberg's Boston bureau chief Tom Moroney about President Donald Trump's travel restrictions to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries, and how limiting immigration and H1-B visas for skilled workers impacts the University.
MIT engineers have taken a critical first step toward creating plants that could function as a desk lamp.
Researchers at Harvard University and MIT have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that could give 'soft' robots superpowers, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure.
MIT senior Mary Clare Beytagh is pursuing careers in medicine and cancer research simultaneously. Beytagh, who also majors in literature, often integrates her research and other undergraduate experiences into her writing.
"We must proactively and thoughtfully reinvent the future of work," if we want to mitigate the impact of automation on individuals and society, writes L. Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
MIT undergraduate students have developed a stronger, more flexible concrete by adding bits of irradiated plastic water bottles.
MIT research suggests a different approach to improving the efficiency of reverse osmosis and reducing the rate of fouling in desalination plants.
For the first time, researchers have been able to distinguish different types of learning by the brain wave patterns they produce.