In the world
In the World: Turning waste into profit
November 19, 2010Students aim to improve Kenyan slum-dwellers’ access to basic sanitation — and generate renewable energy and jobs along the way.
In the World: Health care in the palm of a hand
September 27, 2010MIT-led student team develops mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility in remote regions.
In the World: Breath of life
July 15, 2010Low-cost portable ventilator could be a lifesaver for people in remote locations and for hospitals in the developing world.
MIT men’s basketball makes return trip to Taiwan
May 24, 2010For the second time in the last five years, the MIT men’s basketball team will travel abroad to Taiwan to participate in the Fifth Annual Kainan University International Basketball Invitational.
Slideshow: Mapping the oil spill
May 17, 2010MIT student leads project using balloons and kites to provide aerial documentation of the Gulf oil slick’s extent and effects
In the World: Clean Water for Ghana
April 29, 2010MIT students help a researcher build a factory that could provide water filters for 1 million people in northern Ghana
In the World: Better wound treatment for all
April 14, 2010A streamlined version of 'negative-pressure' wound therapy is put to the test in Haiti — and could have 'enormous potential' across the developing world.
New wheelchair gets its first real-world test
February 18, 2010Grad student’s device aims to meet the needs of millions of people in the developing world.
Legatum Center at MIT awards IAP 2010 seed grants
February 4, 2010
MIT Professional Education delivers its first course in India
January 11, 2010This week, MIT Professional Education is conducting its first-ever three-day course in India, “Airport and Airline Systems: Planning, Design and Management,” as part of the program’s new international outreach initiative.
Researching and writing a thesis (and a blog) in Tanzania
January 6, 2010Mechanical Engineering major, Tish Scolnik ’09, is spending this January developing her thesis focused on appropriate technology for the developing world.
President Hockfield meets key MIT Portugal stakeholders during three-day visit to Lisbon
December 15, 2009Receives first-of-its-kind honorary doctorate from leading Portuguese universities
Initiative targets poor farmers in Africa
December 1, 2009By understanding why Africa has not yet adopted technologies and practices that can dramatically boost productivity, researchers hope to improve farmers’ lives.
Of note: Legatum Seed Grant applications now being accepted
November 4, 2009
In the World: A better way to beat around the bush
September 25, 2009International teams in Ghana tackle local needs of village farmers for better methods and devices to harvest their crops
PDAs aren't just for checking e-mail
February 11, 2009Researchers use handheld devices to monitor TB patients in Peru