At MIT, we are a community famously fluent in the language of science and technology. We celebrate the forces that create culture, shape cities, and foster enterprise. We delight in discovery, design, and invention. We revel in the power of education to change the fate of individuals, communities, and nations. And we are deeply attuned to humanity’s great global challenges, determined to use our distinctive strengths and values in service to humankind.
As we inaugurate Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th president, we hope you will join us in seeking fresh answers to the compelling problems of our time. These challenges will demand the best that we have to offer – and we cannot wait to get started.