The MITOR Project promotes lasting collaborations between MIT and the Politecnico di Torino through the two-ways exchange of people and ideas in the belief that such an exchange helps both institutions to maintain the standard of global excellence they have achieved.
"I wish the best of luck to the MITOR Project and thank the Compagnia di San Paolo for the generous support that has made it possible. Our support for the initiative is rooted in the pursuit of MIT's own mission: to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Today, there is simply no way to meet the terms of that immense responsibility without a passionate commitment to engaging with the world. international collaborations are key; yet because this is MIT, we are very careful in selecting our collaborators. We endorse the MITOR Project because we can trust the Politecnico di Torino as a partner in our search for excellence in research and education."
—Susan Hockfield, MIT President
"The agreement between the Politecnico di Torino and MIT is an important initiative which will significantly increase the relationships with universities overseas. The MITOR project sets up an intense exchange program which will bring several graduates and students of the Politecnico to the prestigious MIT institution, involving young academics in advanced research programs. Students and researchers from MIT intending to study and work in the Cittadella Politecnica will benefit from the same opportunities. An authentically international university is indeed necessary in order to offer students an educational program, and also a life experience, preparing them to be ready for a job market which is getting more and more globalized. From this point of view, MIT is an outstanding partner."
—Francesco Profumo, Rector, Politecnico di Torino