Tuesday 19 February 2008

MIT. Awesome.

After Harvard we went straight to MIT for their tour. The university is amazing, and it really appealed to my inner nerd. The tradition of MIT hacks is hilarious, some of my favourites are:

I was impressed by the ethos of getting undergraduates very involved in the research side of the university during their undergrad degree by giving them either credit or money for their research time. The guy giving our tour was doing computer science and said that classes taught and tested fundamentals, but all more advanced concepts and subjects were all problem-based learning (i.e. no exams), and most real learning was done by working on research projects run by the professors.

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