MIT Global Council


The Global Council is charged with examining and assessing existing efforts in international education, and with developing a long-range plan for the creation of a robust and ambitious, globally-active undergraduate educational program, and for a global educational and research program that will be distinctive and game-changing.

Established in September 2008, the Council will produce a report that lays out an action plan to achieve these ambitious goals within a year.

The work of the MIT Global Council will build upon and coordinate closely with the many international activities already underway, including:

  1. The International Advisory Committee (IAC), co-chaired by Associate Provost Philip Khoury and Vice President for Research and Associate Provost Claude Canizares. The IAC has two principal roles:  to advise President Hockfield and me on proposals for major institutional partnerships between MIT and countries and institutions abroad, and to chart MIT's global institutional strategies for the next five to ten years.
  2. The Global Education Office, established by Dean for Undergraduate Education Daniel Hastings, which serves as a clearinghouse to help coordinate our undergraduate international education efforts by collecting information for students interested in international experiences.
  3. Programs for sending students abroad organized by all five Schools.  (SHASS's MISTI is the largest and most wide reaching of our international education programs.)
  4. The Global MIT website, now managed by Associate Provost Philip Khoury's office.