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The world knows MIT for its pioneering research and its innovative graduates. But from the very beginning, MIT has also offered a distinctive form of education, deeply informed by science and technology and founded on hands-on research, real-world problem solving, and a commitment to “learning by doing.”

These principles inspire our teaching in every realm, from engineering, architecture and management to the natural and social sciences, the humanities and the arts. Today, as MIT helps to pioneer new strategies for online learning, we seek to make the most of new technologies while staying true to these fundamental ideals.

MIT is a community eager to solve hard problems in service to the nation and the world. Thanks to our students, faculty, postdocs, staff, and 132,370 alumni around the globe, the Institute hums with bold ideas and inspired solutions. We invite you to join us in the work.