From MIT-South Africa Program Director Prof. Hazel Sive:
NELSON MANDELA 1918 - 2013
We mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela (affectionately known as Madiba) who led South Africa to a new era.
I lived through apartheid and was told to dread the civil war that would follow the end of that shameful era. Mr. Mandela ushered in the change of power with so much gracious forgiveness and in peace that I am filled with the deepest admiration. He stayed true to his principles, through almost 30 years of imprisonment. His great contributions were acknowledged with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Madiba knew when to rule and when to step back and let the country progress without him. His spirit has imbued South Africa with the power to go forward.
MIT-South Africa connects MIT students and faculty with research and innovation around the South Africa.
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Empowering the Teachers
The Empowering the Teachers (ETT) program enables young Nigerian and Ugandan faculty in science and engineering to collaborate with faculty at MIT in developing new curriculum and teaching methods. The desired objective of the program is for the ETT Fellows to return to their countries as agents of change using the knowledge and skills gained during their semester-long fellowship.
Empowering the Teachers 2013 deadlines
The deadline for applications FROM NIGERIA is closed
The deadline for applications FROM UGANDA is closed
MIT Global Startup Labs
MIT Global Startup Labs (MIT-GSL) is a multidisciplinary group of MISTI that promotes development in emerging regions by cultivating young technology entrepreneurs by exporting MIT's best practices for catalyzing technology startups. MIT-GSL 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, MIT-GSL has held 43 programs in 10 emerging nations with over 150 MIT instructors and 2,000+ participants.
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