M.I.T. Teams with Malaysia to Offer Economics Degree

An announcement has been made that the Malaysian government and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are set to offer a new research center.

This new education center will offer supply-chain education and will be located in Shah Alam which is outside of Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation is set to be modeled from a program that is offered at M.I.T. and will be open to students in the spring of 2012.

The first degree available will be a master’s degree in supply chain management and logistics. Eventually a doctoral program will be instituted as well as professional courses for executives.

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MIT Gets a $1.4 Billion Dollar Makeover

MIT One of the most famous educational institutions in America, known for its prestigious degree programs and alumni and research projects, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) epitomizes intelligence and innovation.

However, the 160-acre campus, which boasted over 4,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students last year, does not reflect the stature of its reputation- at least in the opinion of its board of trustees. Thus, MIT is getting a $1.4 billion makeover.

“The physical campus was not keeping pace with the leading-edge research of our scientists and engineers,” Susan Hockfield, MIT President, told the NY Times. Read the rest of this entry »

Flying Car Takes to the Air

flying_carHuman transition occurs when revolutionary inventions take place. Case in point, the printing press, the automobile, the computer, and now the flying car. A company called Terrafugia, with the help of some MIT students, has built a flying car they dubbed the Transition.

The Transition does as its name implies. At the push of two buttons, the car will transform into a plane or vice versa.  The concept of the flying car has been tinkered with for several years. Upon winning a design contest in 2006, Terrafugia was well on its way to making their design a reality. Read the rest of this entry »

Academic Earth Providing Free College Courses and Lectures Online

academic earthJust before YouTube EDU was unveiled, Academic Earth came online, and very quickly the “free college video” niche created some formidable competition. While YouTube EDU is an aggregation of all the existing education-related content on the video leader’s site, Academic Earth is the brain child of Richard Ludlow.

He was a Yale student, studying linear algebra, and sought additional information online to help him through the course. What he found was a full-length course via video with Gilbert Strang, an MIT math professor. He figured he wasn’t the only one seeking this kind of information, and after doing research learned that educational resources online were scattered across many different resources. Thus, he brought them together at Academic Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Virtual College Education at YouTube EDU

youtube eduToday marked the first day of class for Youtube EDU. They’ve aggregated all of their video content related to more than 100 universities into a new space at You’ll find the expected throwbacks to college life, but more importantly they’ve created a space virtually offering free education to anyone with Internet access. It’s bound to become a go-to source for those planning to attend college, or those already in class, looking for some additional support, as you’ll find college news, campus tours, lecture series and other resources. Read the rest of this entry »


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