Our Mission

The Office of the Vice Chancellor advances academic innovation and fosters the growth of every MIT student, empowering them to make a positive impact at MIT and beyond.


“This is the type of life that I want”

Poet, student advocate, and math/physics double-major Catherine Ji is living boldly at MIT.

A global lab for teaching and practicing synthetic biology

A pandemic-fueled transformation of the MIT course MAS.S64 (How to Grow (Almost) Anything) leads to next steps in democratizing synthetic biology.

Gaining real-world industry experience through Break Through Tech AI at MIT

A new experiential learning opportunity challenges undergraduates across the Greater Boston area to apply their AI skills to a range of industry projects.


Grad student union negotiations and other end-of-year updates

An update for graduate students from Vice Chancellor Ian A. Waitz and Blanche Staton, Senior Associate Dean and Director for Graduate Education

Honoring Our Veterans at MIT

Every November 11, in recognition of Veterans Day, Institute leaders honor America’s veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.