Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT • Cambridge, United States
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, independent, coeducational research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Ever since its founding in 1861, MIT has grown into an outstanding higher education institution. The school adopted a European polytechnic university model and placed emphasis on laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. The renowned university offers degree programmes in a range of subjects, it is mainly known for its science and technology courses. It is divided into five schools: architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts and social sciences; management; and science. MIT is often named among the world's best universities by various organizations and was ranked as the world's leading university for 6 years in a row by QS. It's MIT's mission to advance knowledge and educate tomorrow's future leaders in high-level professions. By 2017, 88 Nobel laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 65 Marshall Scholars, 45 Rhodes Scholars, 38 MacArthur Fellows, 34 astronauts, and many more, are part of MIT's alumni network. The school has about 1,000 faculty members and more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduates students. The outstanding teaching methods of innovative lectures and the hands-on problems solving approach, are two things that attract students from all over the world. Companies value MIT graduates for their skill set and in-depth knowledge. The school has a strong entrepreneurial culture, it was ranked as the eleventh-largest economy in the world. It is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The institution welcomes students from all parts of the world who want to maximise their potential and gain excellent skills for their future roles. One way MIT graduates strive to progress, is by starting companies that deliver new ideas to the world. The beautiful and historic campus is spread across 166 acres and is home to 18 student residences, as well as gardens and publicly sited works of art.