Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Seal.svg
MottoMens et Manus (Latin)
Motto in English
Mind and Hand[1]
TypePrivate
Land grant
Sea grant
Space grant
EstablishedApril 10, 1861; 159 years ago (1861-04-10)
Academic affiliations
AAU
AICUM
AITU
APLU
COFHE
NAICU[2]
URA
568 Group
Endowment$18.38 billion (2020)[3]
ChancellorCynthia Barnhart
PresidentL. Rafael Reif
ProvostMartin A. Schmidt
Academic staff
1,074[4]
Students11,520 (Fall 2019)[5]
Undergraduates4,530 (Fall 2019)[5]
Postgraduates6,990 (Fall 2019)[5]
Location,
United States

42°21′36″N 71°05′31″W / 42.360°N 71.092°W / 42.360; -71.092Coordinates: 42°21′36″N 71°05′31″W / 42.360°N 71.092°W / 42.360; -71.092
CampusUrban, 166 acres (67.2 ha)[6]
NewspaperThe Tech
ColorsCardinal Red and Silver Gray[7][8]
   
NicknameEngineers
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIINEWMAC, NEFC,
Pilgrim League
Division IEARC and EAWRC (rowing)
MascotTim the Beaver[9]
Websiteweb.mit.edu Edit this at Wikidata
MIT logo.svg

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institute is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university, with an urban campus that extends more than a mile (1.6 km) alongside the Charles River. The institute also encompasses a number of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. It has since played a key role in the development of many aspects of modern science, engineering, mathematics, and technology, and is widely known for its innovation and academic strength.[10][11][12][13]

As of October 2020[update], 97 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT as alumni, faculty members, or researchers.[14] In addition, 58 National Medal of Science recipients, 29 National Medals of Technology and Innovation recipients, 50 MacArthur Fellows,[15] 73 Marshall Scholars,[16] 41 astronauts,[17] and 16 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been affiliated with MIT. The university also has a strong entrepreneurial culture and MIT alumni have founded or co-founded many notable companies.[18][19] MIT is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).[20]

  1. ^ "Symbols: Seal". MIT Graphic Identity. MIT. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
  2. ^ "NAICU – Membership". Archived from the original on 2015-11-09.
  3. ^ As of June 30, 2020. "Report of the Treasurer" (PDF). MIT. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference MITFactFacStaff was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b c "Enrollment Statistics by Year". MIT Registrar's Office. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference Campus was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Top Ten MIT History Facts". Libraries.MIT.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  8. ^ "Colors–MIT Graphic Identity". Web.MIT.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  9. ^ "History of Tim". TimBeaver100.MIT.edu. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  10. ^ "World's 10 most prestigious universities 2016". THE World University Rankings. Times Higher Education. 2016-05-04.
  11. ^ Smith, Matthew (May 2016). "The 24 most prestigious universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education". Business Insider.
  12. ^ Denham, Jess (2013-09-10). "So why is MIT number one in the world university rankings?". Independent.
  13. ^ David Altaner (2011-03-09). "Harvard, MIT Ranked Most Prestigious Universities, Study Reports". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  14. ^ "Notable Awards | MIT CSAIL". www.csail.mit.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  15. ^ "MIT Facts 2018: Faculty and Staff". web.mit.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  16. ^ "Statistics". www.marshallscholarship.org. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  17. ^ "NASA Chooses Three MIT Alumni to be Astronauts". alum.mit.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  18. ^ "MIT Facts 2018: Entrepreneurship and Innovation". web.mit.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  19. ^ "Entrepreneurship and Innovation at MIT (December 2015)" (PDF). MIT.
  20. ^ "Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Association of American Universities". www.aau.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-17.

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