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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, achieves a record extending 11th consecutive year as world number one. The QS World University rankings 2023 include almost 1,500 institutions from around the world. 

MIT has been named the world's top university by the QS World University Rankings. OpThis is the 11th year in a row MIT has received this distinction. Additionally, the Department of Chemistry received a No, 1 ranking from the organization. The full 2022 edition of the rankings, published by Quackarelli-Simmons, an organization specializing in education and study abroad.

The QS rankings were based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student to faculty ratio, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students. MIT was also ranked the world's top university in 12 of the subject areas ranked by QS, as announced in April of this year. The Institute received a number one ranking in the following QS subject areas, architecture or build environment, chemistry,

computer science and information systems, chemical engineering, civil and structural engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, materials science, mechanical, aeronautical, and manufacturing engineering, linguistics, mathematics, physics and astronomy, and statistics and operational research. MIT also placed second in two subject areas, biological sciences and economics and econometrics, organization and administration.

MIT is chartered as a nonprofit organization and is owned and governed by a privately appointed board of trustees known as the MIT Corporation. The current board consists of 43 members elected to five-year terms, 25 life members who vote until their 75th birthday, three elected officers, president, treasurer, and secretary, and four ex-officio members, the president of the Alumni Association, the governor of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Secretary of Education.

and the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The board is chaired by Diane Greene, co-founder and former CEO of VMware and former CEO of Google Cloud. The corporation approves the budget, new programs, degrees and faculty appointments, and elects the president to serve as the chief executive officer of the university and preside over the Institute's faculty. MIT's endowment and other financial assets are managed through a subsidiary called MIT Investment Management

Valued at $16.4 billion in 2018, MIT's endowment was then the sixth largest among American colleges and universities. MIT has five schools, science, engineering, architecture, and planning, management and humanities, arts, and social sciences, and one college, Schwarzman College of Computing, but no schools of law or medicine. While faculty committees assert substantial control over many areas of MIT's curriculum,

research, student life, and administrative affairs. The chair of each of MIT's 32 academic departments reports to the dean of that department's school, who in turn reports to the provost under the president. The current president is Lee Raphael Reef, who formerly served as provost under President Susan Hockfield, the first woman to hold the post. Sally Kornbluth, a cell biologist and provost at Duke University, will become MIT's 18th president in January, 2023.

academics. MIT is a large, highly residential research university with a majority of enrollments in graduate and professional programs. The university has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1929. MIT operates on a 414 academic calendar, with the fall semester beginning after Labor Day and ending in mid-December, a four-week independent activities period in the month of January and the spring semester

and ceasing in late May. MIT students refer to both their majors and classes using numbers or acronyms alone. Departments and their corresponding majors are numbered in the approximate order of their foundation. For example, Civil and Environmental Engineering is course one, while Linguistics and Philosophy is course 24. Students majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, EECS, the most popular department, collectively identify themselves as course six.

MIT students use a combination of the department's course number and the number assigned to the class to identify their subjects. For instance, the introductory calculus-based classical mechanics course is simply 8.01 at MIT. Graduate Program MIT's graduate program has high coexistence with the undergraduate program, and many courses are taken by qualified students at both levels. MIT offers a comprehensive doctoral program with degrees in the humanities.

social sciences, and STEM fields, as well as professional degrees, including the Master of Business Administration, MBA. The Institute offers graduate programs leading to academic degrees such as the Master of Science, which is abbreviated as SM at MIT, various engineers degrees, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, and Doctor of Science and interdisciplinary graduate programs, such as the M.D. PhD with Harvard Medical School.

and a joint program in oceanography with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Admission to graduate programs is decentralized. Applicants apply directly to the department or degree program. More than 90% of doctoral students are supported by fellowships, research assistantships, or teaching assistantships. MIT Bootcamps. MIT Bootcamps are intense week-long innovation and leadership programs that challenge participants to develop a venture in a week.

Each bootcamp centers around a particular topic, specific to an industry, leadership skill set, or emerging technology. Courts are organized into small teams who work on an entrepreneurial project together, in addition to individual learning and team coaching. The program includes a series of online seminars with MIT faculty, practitioners, and industry experts. Innovation workshops with bootcamp instructors focused on putting the theory participants have learned into practice. Coaching sessions.

and informal office hours for learners to exchange ideas freely. Bootcampers are tasked with weekly deliverables, which are key elements of a business plan, to help guide the group through the decision-making process involved in building enterprise. The experience culminates in a final pitch session, judged by a panel of experts. MIT Bootcamp instructors include Eric Von Hippel, Sanjay Sarma, Erdan Beshamov, and Bill Ouellet. MIT Bootcamps were founded by Erdan Beshamov.

MIT places among the top five in many overall rankings of universities. See table right and rankings based on students revealed preferences. For several years, US News and World Report, the QS World University rankings, and the academic ranking of world universities have ranked MIT School of Engineering first, as did the 1995 National Research Council report. In the same lists, MIT's strongest showings apart from engineering are in computer science,

the natural sciences, business, architecture, economics, linguistics, mathematics, and to a lesser extent, political science and philosophy. Times Higher Education has recognized MIT as one of the world's six super brands on its world reputation rankings, along with Berkeley, Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford. In 2019, it was ranked number three among the universities around the world by Esamago Institution's rankings.

In 2017, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings also rated MIT the number two university for arts and humanities. MIT was ranked number seven in 2015 and number six in 2017 of the Nature Index annual tables, which measure the largest contributors to papers published in 82 leading journals. Georgetown University researchers ranked MIT number three in the US for 20 year return on investment. Activities.

MIT has over 500 recognized student activity groups, including a campus radio station, the Tech Student Newspaper, an annual entrepreneurship competition, a crime club, and weekly screenings of popular films by the Lecture Series Committee. Less traditional activities include the world's largest open-shelf collection of science fiction, in English, a model railroad club, and a vibrant folk dance scene. Students...

Faculty and staff are involved in over 50 educational outreach and public service programs through the MIT Museum, Edgerton Center, and MIT Public Service Center. Fraternities and sororities provide a base of activities in addition to housing. Approximately 1,000 undergrads, 48% of men, and 30% of women participate in one of several dozen Greek life men's, women's, and co-ed chapters on the campus. The independent activities period is a four-week long term.

offering hundreds of optional classes, lectures, demonstrations, and other activities throughout the month of January between the fall and spring semesters. Some of the most popular recurring IAP activities are autonomous robot design, course 6.270, Robocraft programming, 6.370, and MSLAB competitions, the annual Mystery Hunt and Charm School. More than 250 students pursue externships annual. at companies in the US and abroad.

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