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MIT Sloan is participating in MIT’s Largest fundraising campaign to date—addressing global challenges the primary focus.

Western Ghana. Photo taken by Julianna Philippa Kerrest, MBA ’17.
Western Ghana. Photo taken by Julianna Philippa Kerrest, MBA ’17.

The MIT Campaign for a Better World will raise funds in part to address the need for restoring and renovating some of the Institute’s century-old buildings. But the effort will go far beyond brick-and-mortar goals, emphasizing instead MIT’s global impact and drive to solve some of the world’s greatest problems. Inspired by the Institute’s motto of mens et manus, or mind and hand, the campaign will focus on key theme areas, including education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, the environment, and human health.

MIT Sloan’s faculty and students are focused on the ways in which their work addresses these fundamental themes. As such, the school has identified a set of strategic priorities that are fundamental to both the school’s future and to making the world better now and for future generations. These priorities include major faculty research initiatives, an expansion of student Action Learning opportunities across the globe, and a commitment to significantly expand fellowship support for master’s students—the global leaders of the next generation. David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean of MIT Sloan, said, “The world is at a pivotal place in history—one which requires the very best minds and the very smartest solutions. Those can be found here at MIT—and I am confident that our faculty and students will be the ones who solve the great challenges and bring important change to the world through markets and organizations.”