MIT-Africa connects students and faculty with research and innovation in Africa with the aim to facilitate meaningful synergies and transfers of knowledge.
MIT Accelerating Information Technology Innovation (AITI) is a multidisciplinary group of MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives) that promotes development in emerging regions by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs by exporting MIT's best practices for catalyzing technology startups. AITI develops curriculum materials, software technologies, platforms, and networks that enable undergraduate students in emerging regions to innovate in the area of mobile technologies.
Since 2000, AITI has held 43 programs in 10 emerging nations with over 130 MIT instructors and 1,800 participants. The result are countless innovative, successful, hopegrown mobile tech startups.
Please visit: aiti.mit.edu
Currently accepting instructor applications for Summer 2013. DEADLINE: Febraury 17th, 2013
MIT-South Africa adheres to MIT-Africa's broader mission of connecting MIT students and faculty with research and innovation in Africa, but with focus on South Africa. Starting in Summer 2013 we will send fully trained and prepared students to internship placements in South Africa. If interested, please contact us.
Empowering the Teachers
The Empowering the Teachers (ETT) program enables young Nigerian faculty in science and engineering to collaborate with faculty at MIT in developing new curriculum and teaching methods. The desired impact of the program is that the ETT Fellows will return to Nigeria as agents of change using the knowledge and skills gained durign their semester-long fellowship.