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The MIT Campaign for a Better World was publicly launched in May 2016 with the ambitious goal of meeting humanity’s urgent global challenges through the vision and talent of the people of MIT.

The Campaign is guided by six priority areas that span the full breadth of the Institute:

  • Discovery Science: Transforming our world through fundamental scientific research

  • Health of the Planet: Addressing critical environmental and sustainability challenges facing humankind

  • Human Health: Defining the future of health through advances from bench to bedside across a broad range of disciplines

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Accelerating the journey from idea to impact

  • Teaching, Learning, and Living: Reimagining education for the 21st-century learner

  • The MIT Core: Attracting extraordinary students and faculty and providing them with the resources they need to thrive

Thanks to the generosity of the MIT community, the Institute closed fiscal year 2020 with an additional $540 million in new gifts and pledges, and with support from nearly 110,000 donors, had raised $5.7 billion toward the $6 billion Campaign goal.