The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. Among its most prominent departments and schools are the Lincoln Laboratory, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Whitehead Institute and the Sloan School of Management.
MIT alumni and faculty include many prominent politicians, corporate executives, writers, astronauts, scientists and inventors. Fifty-nine current or former members of the MIT community have won the Nobel Prize.