The MIT Washington Office

The mission of the MIT Washington Office is to maintain a constant flow of information between Washington, D.C., and the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

Since its formation as part of the MIT President’s Office in 1991, the MIT staff in Washington have followed and supported research and development and education efforts throughout government, managing a wide portfolio of related policy issues.

Science and Policy Highlights

Endless Frontier: Innovations in Science and Engineering

Our monthly newsletter focuses on the latest developments in technology, health sciences, and education policies.


Convergence cover page

Convergence Initiative

Convergence means a broad rethinking of how all scientific research can be conducted.

The Future Postponed: Innovation Deficit Report

This report and website detail why declining investment in basic research threatens a U.S. innovation deficit.

MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

The final report of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Online Education Policy Initiative presents findings from discussions among the members of the Institute-wide initiative supported by advice from the advisory group.

MIT’s Policy Initiatives Model

This report summarizes a new model of major science policy initiatives.