Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge is renowned as a world-class educational institution whose mission is "to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century."

Since its first students entered the institute in 1865, MIT has sought to provide an education that combines rigorous academics and the excitement of discovery. Fifty-nine current or former members of the MIT community have won the Nobel Prize.