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Let’s do 
big things, 

— MIT President Sally Kornbluth

MIT President Sally Kornbluth

Sally Kornbluth is MIT's 18th president.

Since she joined MIT in January 2023, President Kornbluth has fostered bold thinking – from solutions to dramatically accelerate progress against climate change, to helping ensure the power of AI is harnessed for good, to exploring daring new links between engineering and life science.

MIT President Sally Kornbluth
MIT President Sally Kornbluth

MIT has a distinctive recipe for impact: this community’s signature ability to foster the very best in fundamental research and harness it to confront society’s hardest problems. As humanity struggles with so many interlocking global crises, it has never needed the people of MIT more than it does now.

Sally Kornbluth

MIT President
MIT President Sally Kornbluth

Special Initiatives

The Climate Project at MIT

In her inaugural address, President Sally Kornbluth called on the MIT community to mount a “bold, tenacious response” to the global threat posed by climate change. Drawing on the insights and perspectives of many at MIT and beyond, this new plan responds to President Kornbluth’s call.

Latest Podcast

Episode #8: Hard facts on soft skills

Namrata Kala is an associate professor in applied economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She studies the value of employee training and incentives…

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President Sally Kornbluth and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman discuss the future of AI

The conversation in Kresge Auditorium touched on the promise and perils of the rapidly evolving technology.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana visits the Legatum Center at MIT

His delegation’s trip to campus includes a conference on entrepreneurship and a meeting with Institute President Sally Kornbluth.

Ian Waitz named vice president for research

The former vice chancellor for undergraduate and graduate education will leverage more than 30 years of experience at the Institute to oversee MIT’s research activities.

Second round of seed grants awarded to MIT scholars studying the impact and applications of generative AI

The 16 finalists — representing every school at MIT — will explore generative AI’s impact on privacy, art, drug discovery, aging, and more.

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