Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, United States of America

Web Site: www.mit.edu



About Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, but more recently in biology, economics, linguistics and management as well. MIT's 168-acre (68.0 ha) campus in the city of Cambridge spans approximately a mile along the north side of the Charles River basin. The campus is divided roughly in half by Massachusetts Avenue, with most dormitories and student life facilities to the west and most academic buildings to the east. The bridge closest to MIT is the Harvard Bridge, which is known for being marked off in a non-standard unit of length – the smoot. MIT has five schools (Science, Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Management, and Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences) and one college (Whitaker College of Health Sciences and Technology), but no schools of law or medicine.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 9 8 7 7 8 10 10 8 6 9 7 9

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 185 181 180 187 - 136 129 130 129 138 143
Engineering - 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 5 4 8
Life Sciences - 11 8 5 5 10 10 6 5 4 4 4
Clinical Medicine - 74 65 67 69 78 76 97 88 83 84 90
Natural Sciences - 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Social Sciences - 21 18 24 23 19 24 38 33 26 33 30

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 32 20 25 16 13 19 19 21 21
Chemistry - - - 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 5 6
Civil Engineering - - - 25 51 42 34 35 44 56 61 57
Computer Science - - - 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 12
Electrical Engineering - - - 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 7 11
Environment / Ecology - - - - 152 138 87 80 82 96 96 88
Geosciences - - - 7 9 10 14 12 11 14 15 16
Materials Science - - - 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 4
Mathematics - - - 10 8 7 4 7 7 5 7 6
Mechanical Engineering - - - 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 7
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 49 42 55 38 21 29 25
Physics - - - 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 247 196 201 199 218 183 167 241