Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

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Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, founded in 1861, is located near Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institution has over 11,000 students, with approximately 60% seeking graduate degrees. Architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; management; and science are the five schools of MIT. At MIT, English is the language of teaching. The academic year is divided into four weeks, including a four-week "Independent Activities Period" in January. Undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, staff, and alumni participate in forums, lecture series, recitals, and other special events during this time.

Although only first-year undergraduate students are expected to live on campus, students farther along in their studies may opt to do so as well. Undergraduate and graduate students can get research experience at one of MIT's numerous labs or institutes, including the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, one of the largest university research reactors in the United States. By the time they graduate, approximately 90% of MIT undergraduates have taken part in the school's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, which brings together students and professors for research projects. In recent years, MIT spent more than $675 million on research, with extra federal money flowing to MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, a Department of Defense research and development centre focusing on technical solutions to national security concerns.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked #2 in Best Global Universities and  ranked #1 in QS World University Rankings.

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