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Chancellor announces launch of Global MIT site

Global MIT, a web site and database that will enable users inside and outside the Institute community to learn about the full range of MIT's international engagement, has been launched, Chancellor Phillip L. Clay announced.

Global MIT is designed to be a publicly accessible compendium of all MIT international and global activities in areas including research, education, internships and community service opportunities. The url for Global MIT is

In his letter to the MIT community, Clay noted that the heart of Global MIT is a state-of-the-art searchable database intended to include all of the Institute's international activities. The database already has more than 700 entries. Clay asked for "participation and assistance in updating information on activities with which you or your group may be involved. We are certain that you will have additions and corrections that should be in place before the site goes live to the world."

He also thanked contributors in advance for "helping us develop this resource, which represents MIT's enormous global impact."

Members of the MIT community can add and edit entries in the database using certificates. The Global MIT editors will review all changes prior to posting. Questions or suggestions about Global MIT may be sent to

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 7, 2007 (download PDF).

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