Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) for the first time ever detected gravitational waves, or ripples in space and time, generated as the black holes merged.

MIT’s Climate Action Plan

MIT has launched a multifaceted five-year plan aimed at fighting climate change, representing a new phase in the Institute’s commitment to an issue that demands society’s urgent attention.

MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Impact

MIT alumni-founded companies have created millions of jobs and annual revenues greater than the GDP of the world’s 10th-largest economy. Illustration credit:Christine Daniloff/MIT

University Center of Exemplary Mentoring at MIT

MIT has been awarded a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create a University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM)

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

A multidisciplinary program that encourages collaborations among faculty, students, and staff across MIT, led by Professor John E. Fernandez.

MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili)

A new cross-disciplinary, Institute-wide initiative to foster rigorous quantitative and qualitative research on how people learn, led by Professor John Gabrieli.


“MIT.nano,” being built in the heart of campus, will house advanced cleanroom, imaging, and prototyping facilities. Image credit: Wilson Architects

The MIT Innovation Initiative

An Institute-wide agenda to educate the next generation of global innovators, preparing them to move ideas to impact.


MIT alumnus Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel gives major gift to solve urgent challenges in world food and water security, founding the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab.


Welcome to the Office of Foundation Relations!

OFR works with faculty and senior leadership to cultivate relationships with and develop approaches to foundations that share MIT's dedication to education and the practical application of research. We look forward to working with MIT faculty and with foundations on projects of mutual interest. Learn more.
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