Our partnership with MIT
Posted: Tuesday 9 January 2018
In 2015, Robert Gordon's College began it’s partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston as the first school in the UK to deliver MIT’s Global Teaching Lab (GTL) programme which brings world-class teaching from MIT to the North East of Scotland.
Each year MIT undergraduate students visit Robert Gordon’s College for the month of January to deliver lessons, lectures and host workshops for Junior and Senior pupils. This opportunity has also been shared with schools across the north east of Scotland who are invited to Robert Gordon’s College to engage on STEM subjects and learn how they can progress from school to an international learning institution.
GTL is one of the programmes offered by MISTI - MIT’s flagship international science and technology initiatives department, who coordinate all MIT overseas student placements and internships. Each summer MISTI places 600 MIT students with internship and research opportunities in 20 countries around the world, with an additional 150 students placed to teach abroad during January.
Mr Mills, Head of College said: “This opportunity has allowed pupils in North East of Scotland to learn from global leaders in science and technology who expertly embed world class teaching and learning with leadership and entrepreneurship. Bringing international opportunities like this to the local classroom demonstrates the ambitious plans and commitment Robert Gordon’s College has as a regional hub for science education. We are also delighted with the support from our Boston based alumni who are providing additional support from Boston to our pupils and projects.”
Dr David Dalgarno, Class of ‘76 commented: “Robert Gordon’s College provides a fantastic opportunity to build a science and technology toolkit - the fundamental bricks that you build a career out of. Many areas of science rely on those disciplines, and I believe strongly that science and technology are a huge part of the future.”