MIT launches $5 billion "Campaign for a Better World"

Fundraising initiative aims to advance Institute’s work on some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Fundraising initiative aims to advance Institute’s work on some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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This past week MIT officially launched a new fundraising initiative aimed at advancing the institute's research and scholarship on some of the world's biggest challenges. 

Called the "MIT Campaign for a Better World", the effort aims to raise $5 billion that will go towards topics like climate change, clean energy, online education,

 

 

The Campaign is guided by six priority areas that span the full breadth of MIT:

  • Discovery Science: Transforming our world through fundamental scientific research
  • Health of the Planet: Addressing critical environmental and sustainability challenges facing humankind through science, technology, design, management, and policy
  • Human Health: Defining the future of health through advances in basic science and engineering — informed by expertise in disciplines such as management, economics, and political science
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Accelerating the path from idea to impact
  • Teaching, Learning, and Living: Reimagining education for the 21st-century learner
  • The MIT Core: Attracting extraordinary students and faculty, and providing them with the resources they need to thrive