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  1. The World

    August 26, 2014

    Are 12 million Americans living on less than $2 a day?

    The biggest development story of the last two decades has been the vast reduction in the number of the world’s extreme poor...

  2. MBA blog

    August 21, 2014

    Web chat: Bryn Panee Burkhart

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:08 on 21 Aug 2014.Welcome to the FT web chat with Bryn Panee...

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  1. Urban Ingenuity

    The winners of the 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action...
  2. The New World of Work

    This series looks at how we will work in the future, and asks what needs to be done to...
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  1. August 18, 2014

    Web chat: Bryn Panee Burkhart

    Welcome to the Financial Times web chat with Bryn Panee Burkhart from MIT Sloan School of Management in the US. Are you an...

  2. August 7, 2014

    Origami self-assembling robot crawls off drawing board

    US researchers, inspired by the Japanese paper folding art of origami, have developed a “Transformer” robot that can...

  3. July 27, 2014

    Leadership lessons in Haiti

    The poverty-stricken Caribbean country of Haiti faces intense challenges. A World Bank report in 2014 states that Haiti...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

    Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and...

  5. MBA blog

    June 25, 2014

    Financial Training 2014

    Are you interested in a career in finance? Confidence has grown in the financial markets but is it the best route to take?...

  6. June 13, 2014

    MIT professor volunteers to help stabilise Ukraine’s economy

    When the two expressions business school and crowdsourcing appear in the same sentence, most people would probably think of...

  7. Money Supply

    May 27, 2014

    Larry Summers: "Robots are already taking your jobs"

    (c) Getty Images A sobering message from Larry Summers this afternoon in a speech at the “Conference on Inclusive...

  8. May 15, 2014

    US academic Kristin Forbes named as MPC member at Bank of England

    George Osborne has appointed a US academic with policy making experience to fill the last vacant slot on the Bank of...

  9. May 9, 2014

    Science: Y-spy – a closer look at chromosomes

    Three scientific papers about the Y chromosome, which determines maleness in humans and most other mammals, should lay to...

  10. Off Message

    April 30, 2014

    Guest post: dynamic modelling and the climate

    A guest post by Frank Ackerman, a senior economist at Synapse Energy Economics and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2014

    Where the tech innovation goes

    It’s day two of the London TfL strike, which calls for another installment in the robot vs jobs debate. This time we present...

  12. April 20, 2014

    On the trail of a business path to coexistence

    Nael Haddad’s electrical engineering degree from the Haifa Technion promised to open doors to Israel’s growing high-tech...

  13. April 17, 2014

    The Collison brothers and $1.75bn online payments start-up Stripe

    For two young founders of a billion-dollar start-up, the Collison brothers are remarkably self-effacing. Patrick and John...

  14. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    OpecCoin

    We referenced the obvious similarities between the oil market and the Bitcoin market — specifically with regards to cost of...

  15. March 28, 2014

    Stanford edges out Harvard on admissions

    Stanford University edged out its rival Harvard University for the second year in a row to be the most selective academic...

  16. March 21, 2014

    Astronomy with Max Tegmark

    We should have known better than to arrange a stargazing session with the renowned astrophysicist Max Tegmark during...

  17. March 17, 2014

    How the universe cast its oldest light on its oldest secret

    Fourteen billion years ago, within a monstrously energetic, infinitesimally small fraction of a second, nothingness exploded...

  18. March 6, 2014

    Digital productivity boost eludes wider economy

    Nearly 30 years on from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist Robert Solow’s infamous declaration – “You can...

  19. March 5, 2014

    Global rivals pull regional universities down rankings

    Top universities in the UK’s regions are sliding down the international league table as the US institutions cement their...

  20. February 14, 2014

    The Ray Charles effect

    People who are missing one sense sometimes seem to develop extra sensitivity in others: blindness, for example, may lead to...

  21. MBA blog

    February 14, 2014

    MIT is not just technology

    Although MIT Sloan is a top business school, and MIT is the top engineering school, design is a big aspect of the products...

  22. February 4, 2014

    If robots divide us, they will conquer

    With one rub of his lamp, Aladdin could command an intelligent being able to fulfil all desires. His genie was a spirit. But...

  23. MBA blog

    January 29, 2014

    Global MBA Q&A

    Could an MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and...

  24. January 27, 2014

    Q&A: Global MBA 2014

    Could an MBA help you in your career? If so, how much would it cost? And how do you choose the right programme? These and...

  25. January 26, 2014

    Is an MBA worth the cost?

    Prospective students in their thousands pore over rankings tables when they research the relative merits of MBA programmes....

  26. MBA blog

    January 23, 2014

    Great relationships make great teams

    At Thyme Labs we joke that although we have made great progress on the company, our greatest accomplishment is that we are...

  27. January 22, 2014

    World Economic Forum partners with edX to launch online courses

    The World Economic Forum, which meets in Davos every January, has announced its foray into professional education with the...

  28. January 19, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Jan 20 Be creative ESCP Europe is hosting a conference on the international art market in London. The conference is...

  29. MBA blog

    January 8, 2014

    Thoughts on studying a language during an MBA

    Last year at about this time I started to tackle Chinese IV at MIT – I had spent some time in China learning the language,...

  30. January 6, 2014

    Harnessing the power of extreme consumers

    Micah Melton has strong opinions about ice. The water to make it must be double boiled; small dense cubes are best for...

  31. January 6, 2014

    $540m cancer research gift boosts ‘crumbling’ US science

    Cancer research in the US, which is under pressure amid significant cuts in government investment, will get a big boost on...

  32. December 11, 2013

    Fresh approaches for judging the FT/City Ingenuity Awards

    Last year the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards judging panel chose Kenya’s Community Cooker Foundation as the winner of the Energy...

  33. December 8, 2013

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Dec 9 Discuss the role of corporate power City University Cass Business School in the UK is hosting a public panel...

  34. November 27, 2013

    MIT and Tongji join MacArthur’s circular movement

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and Tongji University in China have become the latest universities to...

  35. MBA blog

    November 18, 2013

    Transforming ideas into impact

    After nine months of planning and recruiting, this past weekend my colleagues at MIT Chief and I finally hosted the 3rd...

  36. October 30, 2013

    Obama to appeal for patience over healthcare reform glitches

    Barack Obama will try to bolster support of his signature healthcare law in Massachusetts on Wednesday with pleas for...

  37. October 27, 2013

    China nuclear subs ‘gallop to depths of ocean’

    China has revealed that its first fleet of nuclear submarines has started sea patrols, in the latest sign of its military’s...

  38. October 25, 2013

    Lawrence Klein, economist, 1920-2013

    If one person put together the plumbing from which modern economic forecasts flow, it was Lawrence Klein. The statistical...

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