MIT Sloan’s international activities reflect the school’s dual emphasis on learning by doing and innovation through collaboration. Activities range from formal partner programs with academic and research institutions in key regions around the world to conferences, project labs, and other ventures that facilitate cross-cultural exposure and idea sharing.


2014 MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference

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The partner program between Vale Institute of Technology in Brazil (referred to by its Portuguese acronym, ITV) and MIT Sloan promotes joint research and academic activities focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. The Vale mining company—the second-largest in the world—established ITV as a platform for research projects and training geared toward advanced mining practices that are good for business, society, and the environment. Collaborative activities between ITV and MIT Sloan include joint academic conferences, MIT Sloan faculty visits to Brazil to lead workshops and seminars at ITV, and research collaboration among ITV researchers and MIT faculty through the International Faculty Fellows program.


MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference

Trade between China and Latin America has dramatically increased with estimates predicting at the current rate, China will surpass the EU as the second-largest economic partner (after the US) in 2016.This increase in trade flows has been matched in capital flows. In 2010, China extended loan commitments of $37 billion, exceeding the combined total of loan commitments made by the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and US Export-Import Bank.