MIT Adopts a Quiet Global Strategy

October 22, 2012

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was in the university-building business. A young, democratic India turned to MIT as the model for one of its leading Indian Institutes of Technology. Faculty members helped establish Brazil's Technological Institute of Aeronautics, a breeding ground for its aerospace and defense elite. Another of MIT's progeny, the Aryamehr University of Technology, which was split into two institutions after the Iranian revolution, is today at the heart of that country's controversial nuclear program.