Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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1861

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is an independent, coeducational, private research university based in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Established in 1861, MIT aims to ‘further knowledge and prepare students in science, technology and other fields of study that will best benefit the nation and the world today’. Its motto is Mens et Manus, which translates as “Mind and Hand”.

The university lays claim to 85 Nobel Laureates, 58 National Medal of Science winners, 29 National Medal of Technology and Innovation winners and 45 MacArthur Fellows. Among its impressive alumni is Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations.

Scientific discoveries and technological advances accredited to MIT include the first chemical synthesis of penicillin, the development of radar, the discovery of quarks, and the invention of magnetic core memory, which enabled the development of digital computers.

MIT is currently organised into five different schools: architecture and planning, engineering, humanities, arts and social sciences, management and science.

It is home to around 1,000 faculty members and over 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students. MIT’s current areas of research include digital learning, sustainable energy, Big Data, human health and much more.

In addition to its emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, MIT also boasts a diverse and vibrant campus environment with a wide array of student groups. The campus is arranged over 168 acres within Cambridge, and features 18 student residences, 26 acres of playing fields, 20 gardens and green-space areas, as well as over 100 public works of art.

MIT estimates that all its living alumni have between them launched more than 30,000 active companies, created 4.6 million jobs and generated roughly $1.9 trillion in annual revenue.

Taken together, this ‘MIT Nation’ is equivalent, they say, to the 10th-largest economy in the world.

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Life Science and Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Arts and Humanities
Sectors Manufacturing, Construction, Information and communication, Financial and insurance, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Public administration and defence, Education, Human health and social work, Arts, entertainment

Location

United States of America
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307, United States

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MIT places great emphasis on learning by doing, as opposed to theorizing about the work of others. It take great devotion and attention to detail to keep up with the load. For some it is more manageable than for others, while maintaining other...

MIT places great emphasis on learning by doing, as opposed to theorizing about the work of others. It take great devotion and attention to detail to keep up with the load. For some it is more manageable than for others, while maintaining other healthy habits.

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I'm currently doing the MITx MicroMaster's Credential in Supply Chain Management (online, not presential). I only have kind and nice words to say about this course. It consists of different courses that have a duration of approximately 10 weeks,...

I'm currently doing the MITx MicroMaster's Credential in Supply Chain Management (online, not presential). I only have kind and nice words to say about this course. It consists of different courses that have a duration of approximately 10 weeks, where you will focus into on topic that relates to Supply Chain Management (SCM). The way the course is structured allows the student to be able to gain a lot of knowledge about the topics thanks to the online teachers, course materials and exercises. The exams are not hard to pass as long as you have done all the homework that the course requires. The best thing about this credential is that, once completed, allows the student to change it for credit if they ever decide to study the real master degree in MIT and dozens of other universities. If you are interested in SCM and cannot afford to pay for a full master's degree (or don't have the time to study it right now), I highly recommend this course that will make you learn a lot about SCM.

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