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Spring 2024

What's Next?

Spring 2024

What's Next?

MIT innovators don’t shy away from an uncertain future—they work to shape it for the better. Forming new collaborations across disciplines, our faculty and students seek out bold solutions and groundbreaking advances. Whether it’s the future of the climate, or of health care, or of AI, “there are problems to solve,” says one researcher, “and if anyone can solve them, it’s going to be MIT students.”

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MIT’s Responsibility to Lead in a Challenging World

Vice president for resource development talks about the Institute’s vital role in addressing the most critical issues of our time

Community Highlights

Economics Research to Change the World

New fundraising effort keeps MIT Department of Economics at the vanguard of an evolving field


Our Fandoms, Ourselves

In Comparative Media Studies/Writing class, students explore fan culture as “a powerful tool for social engineering”

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