MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Great Ideas Change the World

Research Portfolio

Ideas at Work

Basic research in the humanities, arts, and social science fields is the engine for the School's capacity to effect positive change around the globe.

To name just a few areas of impact, MIT SHASS research helps alleviate poverty, safeguard elections, steer economies, understand the past and present, inform health policy, assess the impact of new technologies, understand human language, and create new forms at the juncture of art and science.

Explore research ideas and results by selecting from the questions at left.