An infrastructure that supports innovation
The work of the MIT Sloan community is supported by a leading-edge infrastructure of resources and facilities within MIT Sloan and across the Institute. Each component of this infrastructure strives to be the best of its kind in the world.
Designed for management education
E62, the signature building of MIT Sloan and home of the Joan and William A. Porter ’67 Management Education Center, has been designed for the School’s distinctive model of management education that emphasizes discussion, teamwork, and learning-by-experience. E62 has brought together all the MIT Sloan faculty in one building to enhance cross-discipline collaboration and research. It also bears the distinction of being the “greenest” building at MIT, showcasing sustainable features such as light-sensitive window shades, a green roof, and an irrigation system that minimizes water use by responding to changes in weather. Like the management school itself, E62 does not stand alone, but is connected on several levels to the other MIT structures around it. Sitting at the junction of academia, technology and business in Kendall Square and serving as the eastern gateway to MIT, E62 literally welcomes the world to campus.
Leading-edge computing environment
Always at the vanguard of high-technology, the Institute provides its community with a sophisticated computing environment and access to a powerful network of resources and applications, including a high speed wireless network. With such extensive resources — human and electronic — at its disposal, MIT Sloan is perpetually developing path-breaking technologies, from an authentic stock market trading room to an open source platform for collaboration and e-learning.
An extensive library network
The MIT Sloan community has access to the Institute's extensive library system, which includes five major libraries (including one focused on management and social sciences), five smaller specialized libraries, the Institute Archives, 2.6 million printed volumes, 17,000 journal subscriptions, a digital collection of MIT theses, 325 online databases, and more than 3800 electronic journal titles licensed for access on the MIT network. Also available is DSpace, a revolutionary digital repository created to preserve the intellectual output of MIT.
MIT's athletic complex consists of ten buildings and 26 acres of playing fields. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center, the Johnson Athletic Center, Rockwell Cage, and the David Flett duPont Athletic Center. Outdoor facilities range from fields for softball, baseball, and track and field to 16 tennis courts. Seasonal facilities include the Sailing Pavilion, Pierce Boathouse, and Johnson Ice Arena.
A vibrant arts community
MIT houses museums, galleries, dance troupes, and musical groups — including the venerable MIT Symphony. The faculty include Pulitzer Prize winners and MacArthur fellows, best selling authors and celebrated playwrights. The fabric of the arts at MIT has also been shaped by the fact that MIT is both a community of innovators and a community of exceptional diversity. Not surprisingly, this climate of invention has nurtured new media like holography, electronic music, and interactive cinema.
A responsive health care system
MIT Medical offers an extensive scope of services to keep the community healthy and to provide expert care for the sick. A large multi-specialty group practice with 24 full-time physicians, more than 50 part-time physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, and other health professionals, MIT Medical brings together more than 40 services and offers workshops and support systems for health issues large and small.