Italy and MIT share the same birth year (1861) and a passion for innovating through rigorous abstract inquiry and ingenious craft.

MIT’s motto “Mens et Manus” perfectly applies to the talent for integrative invention which has distinguished Italy since the Renaissance. Italy’s many excellent science labs and export-oriented companies offer many opportunities to MIT students and faculty. 

More than 50 MIT students a year obtain research, work and teaching internships in Italy through our program. The MIT-Italy Seed Funds facilitate numerous research collaborations between MIT faculty and their counterparts at the Milano and Torino Politecnici, and the Universita di Pisa.




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