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Vale Institute of Technology
The partner program between Vale Institute of Technology (ITV) in Brazil and MIT Sloan promotes joint research and academic activities focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. The partnership has its roots in an executive education program developed by MIT Sloan that trained nearly 500 Vale managers. Vale is the second-largest diversified mining company in the world.
Vale established ITV as a platform for research projects and training geared toward advanced mining practices that are good for business, society, and the environment. MIT Sloan faculty and students gain visibility into Brazil’s dynamic economy and management culture, while ITV researchers and partners benefit from MIT expertise in areas ranging from managing technological innovation to climate change.
The following activities characterize the MIT Sloan-ITV collaboration:
- Joint conferences – Faculty from MIT Sloan and MIT School of Science participate in academic conferences with ITV and its partner institutions on topics related to entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
- International Faculty Fellows – ITV researchers visit MIT Sloan for a semester of research development under the guidance of MIT faculty hosts.
- MIT Sloan faculty visits to Brazil – MIT Sloan faculty visit Brazil to lead workshops and seminars at ITV.
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