Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Local nameMassachusetts Institute of Technology
LocationBoston, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1861, MIT has since played a key role in the development of modern technology and science and has been ranked among the top academic institutions in the world.Founded 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 has an urban campus that extends more than a mile alongside the Charles River, and encompasses a number of major off-campus facilities such as the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Bates Center, and the Haystack Observatory, as well as affiliated laboratories such as the Broad and Whitehead Institutes.

As of June 2021, 98 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT as alumni, faculty members, or researchers.

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Cambridge, Lexington and Concord from 54 USD

Opening hours

Most lectures and many of MIT events are open to the public, so check the website for the events calendar. General public tours are available as well, please check the official website for more information.

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Address 84 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, USA

Coordinates 42°21'32.525" N -71°5'40.705" E

Tours and activities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Lexington and Concord

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Historical Day Trip from Boston with Private Driver

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