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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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MIT team comes up with innovative approach to water desalination.
MIT study, “Experimentation in Product Evaluation: Household Water Filters in Ahmedabad, India,” assesses suitability, scalability, and sustainability of water filters.
At MIT Lincoln Laboratory's LLCipher workshop, students practice critical thinking and learn some cybersecurity basics.
In recent months, government officials in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries have made repeated calls for law-enforcement agencies to be able to access, upon due authorization, encrypted data to help them solve crimes.
MIT PhD student Natasha Wright makes water safe to drink for rural, off-grid Indian villages by designed a village-scale desalination system that runs on solar power.
Recognizing the importance of a more integrated approach to combating data breaches and security failures, MIT  publicly launched three new MIT research efforts aimed at addressing the technical, regulatory and managerial aspects of cyber security.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 4 million deaths each year from illnesses attributable to household air pollution. Chronic lung and heart diseases particularly affect the women and children who stay inside, tending the house. In fact, WHO reports that air pollution from household fuel combustion is the most important global environmental health risk today.