Connecting students and faculty with research and industry in Germany.

Student Engagement

A world renowned system of education, a policy driven support of innovation and technology and a culture of combining theoretical and industrial experience make Germany the ideal environment for promoting MIT’s tradition of mens et manus, allowing students to bridge the divide between theory and practice while gaining experience in the field. 

Each year 80-100 students intern at leading German companies, universities and research organizations. Projects are hands-on and student contributions can lead to patents, publications and new technologies. Students also have the opportunity to apply for teaching opportunities as part of the unique Global Teaching Labs program in Germany, where they are placed at German high schools to teach STEM subjects in January.

Faculty Connections

Germany Seed Funds facilitate research collaborations between MIT faculty and their German counterparts.

Launched in 2011, the MIT-Germany Seed Fund has granted 20 projects with partners throughout Germany and has increased the visibility at MIT with outstanding German centers. Seed funded projects have led to larger scale grant support with the NIH, corporate sponsorship at German universities, peer-reviewed publications and increased post-doc exchanges.

The new MIT-Germany - University of Stuttgart Seed Fund launched in fall 2015 and will award two projects annually. Open to all disciplines, the fund aims to promote student participation and deepen research partnerships.

German Industry and Research

Working with a robust and diverse portfolio, the program has contacts with hundreds of partners in nearly every corner of the country. While most organizations are interested in hosting MIT students for summer internships, teaching programs or recruiting for longer projects, other partners are interested in strengthening their presence at MIT and connecting with faculty and researchers on campus.

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Featured Partners

Focused on science education and teaching, the university partners with MIT-Germany to on a unique STEM outreach program for students, Global Teaching Labs.
Building on the university's motto of "Technology, Knowledge and Education for People", MIT-Germany has launched new opportunities for faculty and students to connect, deepen research ties and share a hands-on approach to learning.
The largest student club at MIT, the EC proudly sponsors MISTI student scholarships each year for summer research projects with European partners.
A social impact investment initiative with a focus on sustainable growth opportunities in Western Europe, Grace Impact supports the Global Teaching Labs program in Germany.