In The World: Helping Brazilians turn waste into products
August 31, 2012International summit fosters ways of producing everything from food to flooring, using discarded materials.
The future of global investing, the future of cities
August 23, 2012Two of several sessions from the Center for Real Estate's recent International Real Estate Forum.
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: True Africa
April 9, 2012Improving access to local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa
IDEAS Global Challenge team profile: wecyclers
March 27, 2012Incentivizing recycling in the slums of Nigeria
In the World: How rainwater can meet clean-water needs
March 5, 2012Rainfall can provide an alternative to polluted groundwater in developing countries, but systems are needed to keep it clean.
MIT IDEAS Global Challenge teams innovate around the world during IAP
February 8, 2012Students develop quality-of-life solutions for underserved communities.
In the World: Fostering entrepreneurship in developing nations
December 12, 2011In 11 years, MIT’s Accelerating Information Technology Innovation (AITI) program has trained more than 1,500 budding entrepreneurs in seven countries.
In the World: Design summit’s inventions find willing buyers
August 25, 2011Devices to improve lives in developing countries are so appealing that even the initial prototypes attract buyers.
Out of thick air
April 20, 2011MIT graduate student is working to make water available for the world’s poor by refining the tools and techniques of fog harvesting.
Universities can lead in development, USAID head says during MIT visit
April 7, 2011Discusses how new ideas are needed for battling disease, extending education and improving lives in poor nations.
iHouse receives 484 Phi Alpha Foundation grant
July 30, 2010$20,000 award will help fund international development projects for students in the living-learning community
New student magazine highlights international development opportunities
December 8, 2009Second issue of Komaza will be available on newsstands around campus beginning Dec. 8
Also labeled: Students
Of note: Legatum Seed Grant applications now being accepted
November 4, 2009
Data points of light
November 1, 2009MIT’s undergraduates fight poverty one statistic at a time, thanks to coordination between the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.