In the world
Slideshow: Mapping the oil spill
May 16, 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 28, 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 13, 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 24, 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
Simple insulation could combat heat, cold and noise
July 1, 2008Work could impact millions around world