Which ideas and innovations can change the world?
MIT World™ answers that question by publishing key presentations by the MIT faculty and guest speakers who are shaping the future. These free, on-demand videos, available 24/7 to viewers worldwide, reflect and extend MIT’s educational mission—to provide the best education in science, technology, and related fields—to engaged learners anytime, anywhere.
More a publication of thought leadership, and less a news site, MIT World aims to capture the pulse and excitement of the range of ideas discussed at MIT every day and share them with the world. A growing archive of more than 585 works offers insights on topics ranging from architecture to innovation to technology and sustainability. Cumulatively, these presentations by world-class thinkers and doers map great ideas in the making.
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Selection and Publication Process
A wide variety of lectures, panel discussions, and symposia are presented on the MIT campus each year. MIT World acquires about 120 videos of these events annually to become part of the permanent video collection. Characteristically, the MIT World videos are scholarly, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience. Content may include the latest discoveries in science, engineering, architecture, humanities, technology, and management, as well as technical seminars in emerging fields and presentations that illuminate trends in society, the arts, and humanities. MIT World commentary provides an intellectual context for the lecture and links to relevant sites.
MIT World captures content from more than 85 of MIT's programs, labs, centers, departments, offices, and schools, and publishes new videos usually in the order they occurred. The videos are presented full length and uncut. Generally, new videos are published two to ten weeks after the event. MIT World maintains a 52-week publishing schedule.
Founded in 2001, MIT World is a project of the Office of the Vice President for Institute Affairs.
Some upcoming Events and Courses...MIT World Series: TPP 30th Anniversary Celebration
May 12, 2006 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: MIT Energy Forum: Taking on the Challenge
May 3, 2006 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: Spring 2006 - Television in Transition
March 8, 2006 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: New Medicines: Can Innovation and Safety Coexist?
Aug. 18, 2005 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: Technology Day 2005
June 4, 2005 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: Back to the Classroom 2005
June 4, 2005 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: Uncommon | In common
May 3, 2005 @ Boston, US
MIT World Series: The Annual Charles L. Miller Lecture
April 12, 2005 @ Boston, US