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QS ranks MIT the world’s No. 1 university for 2017-18

June 8, 2017
MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the sixth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. MIT News Office Read the full article...

Barnhart appoints Waitz vice chancellor for overseeing offices of graduate, undergraduate education

April 27, 2017
In a letter to the MIT community today, Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart announced she has appointed Ian A. Waitz to the newly created position of vice chancellor responsible for leading and integrating the offices for graduate and undergraduate education. MIT News Office Read the full story...

Student perspectives on grad life at MIT

March 27, 2017
A new blog written entirely by MIT graduate students offers a window into a deeply diverse community. Shool of Engineering Read the full story here.

MIT offers admissions decisions to the Class of 2021

March 15, 2017
MIT admits 1,438 students from 50 states and 62 countries; admissions video carries on four-year tradition. MIT Admissions Read the full article here.

MIT graduate programs earn top marks from US News

March 14, 2017
U.S. News and World Report has again placed MIT’s graduate programs in engineering at the top of its annual rankings.  Graduate programs in biomedical/bioengineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical/electronic/communications engineering, materials engineering, and mechanical...

Eight MIT faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 10, 2017
New members have made advances in artificial skin, wireless communications, nanotechnology, hydrology, and cancer treatment. Eight MIT faculty are among the 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National...

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences launches post-baccalaureate program

January 31, 2017
Designed to help prepare outstanding college graduates from under-represented minority groups or economically disadvantaged backgrounds for graduate school in cognitive science, computational cognitive science, or neuroscience, each Research Scholar in Brain and Cognitive Sciences will be exposed...

All Things Nuclear

December 8, 2016
MIT engineers play the long game because sometimes it can take decades to come up with a solution that works. Nuclear science and engineering is one of our longest bets, but its possible payoffs could save the planet. Now, after 50 years of effort, the prospect of sustainable fusion power looks...

Q&A: Stuart Schmill on considering race in admissions

June 24, 2016
MIT’s admissions dean discusses U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas. Kimberly Allen | MIT News Office Read the full article here. Read the Letter regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

MIT named No. 1 university worldwide for architecture, No. 2 for art and design

April 4, 2016
QS World University Rankings give top ratings to MIT in architecture, arts programs. School of Architecture and Planning  Read the full article here.