Collaborating for Impact
MIT-Africa is an initiative that seeks mutually beneficial engagement in research, education and innovation, contributing to economic and intellectual trajectories of African countries, while advancing MIT scholarship and research.
Present MIT engagements with Africa span half the countries on the continent and cross MIT schools. Multiple faculty members and a growing number of students are involved in this engagement. MIT has prioritized Africa as a global focus, poising the Institute to vastly expand its engagement with the continent.
News & Events
MIT Professor Kenda Mutongi teaches courses in African history, world history, and gender history. She is the author of two award-winning books: “Matatu: A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi” (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and “Worries of [...]
Whitehead Member Hazel Sive, also a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is passionate about sharing MIT’s educational strategy for producing skilled, innovative problem-solvers with other educators. Sive, who was born in [...]
MIT Center for International Studies and MIT-Africa present the short film, "Where Powers Live," followed by a discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Shola Lawal. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm Building E40, 496 Pye Conference [...]
Three MIT seniors, Mariam Dogar, Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi, and Jessica Quaye, and alumna Jessica Wang ’16, MEng ’17 are recipients of this year’s Schwarzman Scholarship distinguished fellowship. Adedoyin Olateru-Olagbegi, from Hanover, Maryland, is majoring in computer science, [...]
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MIT-Africa connects people and organizations with an interest in Africa, to MIT faculty, students and units through research, education and innovation.