Institute research focuses on many topics — from biology and chemistry to political science, economics and linguistics — but when an issue is of global, immediate importance, MIT puts its effort where it is needed most. The MIT Energy Initiative and David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research are just two ways that MIT is channeling its collective energies into solving large-scale problems.


energy at MIT

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), established in September 2006, is an Institute-wide initiative designed to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today's energy systems.


Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Koch graphic

The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT both transforms and transcends the MIT Center for Cancer Research (CCR). Founded in 1974 by Nobel Laureate and MIT Professor Salvador Luria, CCR has made enormous contributions to the field of cancer research and the Koch Institute, in its state-of-the-art building, plans to build on that success.


Diversity at MIT

MIT understands that diversity spans the whole array of human characteristics that differentiate and shape us, including, but certainly not limited to, race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background, age, religion and language.

Read the recent “Report of the Initiative for Faculty Race and Diversity” that was released in January 2010.

To learn more about diversity efforts at MIT, visit the web site for the Institute Community and Equity Office.

Global MIT
MIT is committed to solving the world’s most pressing problems, and its students and faculty eager to do the hard — but fulfilling — work that entails.

The MIT Global Initiative is a bold, multidisciplinary effort to connect MIT with world’s most gifted collaborators. And while we have a 150-year commitment to global engagement, the agenda we are now developing will be far more ambitious, integrated and influential.

Visit for more information about the Institute's global reach.