It creates vibrant intellectual communities, ignites debate, and spreads new knowledge. For over 50 years, the MIT Press has been a leading light in academic publishing, and the only university press rooted at the intersection of science, technology, art, and design. From its offices in Cambridge and London, the Press publishes over 300 new books a year and over 35 journals, broadening the reach of a wide range of university and public intellectuals.  By giving voice to the most credible and creative minds in the world, the Press advances our understanding of the world, its greatest challenges, and one another. In short, the MIT Press reduces the distance between MIT and the wider world.

Where else but the MIT Press do Richard Feynman, Rosalind Krauss, Umberto Eco, Daniel Dennett, Denise Scott Brown, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, Walter Gropius, Paul Krugman, John Maeda, Marvin Minsky, Sherry Turkle, and Slavoj Žižek gather? No other publisher is as committed to fostering trans-disciplinary inquiry, publishing iconic figures and provocative voices, producing beautifully designed books, and pushing the boundaries of digital innovation.

The MIT Press continues to invent the future of university-based publishing by strengthening our connection with the public through an enhanced digital strategy and open access initiatives; developing best-in-class content in MIT’s current and emerging areas of scholarship; and, pushing the boundaries of academic publishing in accord with MIT’s mission to advance research and teaching that make an impact and change the world for the better.

We invite you to join us by sustaining the Press with your gift.

Amy Brand PhD ’89
Director, The MIT Press


Urbanowski Memorial Fund

The Urbanowski Fund honors the legacy of the visionary director who led the MIT Press for almost 30 years, from 1975, to 2003. The Urbanowski Fund “future-proofs” the Press by supporting innovations in digital publishing, along with the Press’ mission-driven publication efforts. It covers full or partial publication costs of high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly books.

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Frank Urbanowski

Friends of the Press

Friends of the Press provide leadership support of $500+ annually to the MIT Press. We are grateful for every gift, and thank our Friends of the Press:

Julia Blocksma, Joan Davidson, Marney Fischer, Rob Haimes, Adam Inglis, Joichi Ito, S. Jay Keyser, Ellen Lupton, Roger F. Malina, Matilde Marcolli, Nicholas Negroponte, Usha Pasi, Joan Shafran, Lisa Strausfeld, Bill Strong, Ann Strong, Bruce Tidor, Young-Mi Tidor, and Susan Wascher-Kumar.

We also gratefully acknowledge the following foundation and nonprofit organization support:

Furthermore: The J. M. Kaplan Fund
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation
The Shafran and Haimes Foundation
The Simons Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Wilburforce Foundation

Muriel Cooper Publication Fund

Gifts to the Muriel Cooper Publication Fund will be used to support the MIT Press’ publications in the fields of art, design, architecture, and visual culture. Funds received will help extend and reinforce Cooper’s legacy by subsidizing books, journals, and digital works that are technically innovative, intellectually rigorous, and visually challenging. Areas of support could include, but are not limited to, design digitization, production, and acquisitions activities. The first publication to benefit from the newly established fund is the monograph Muriel Cooper. Trustees of the fund include Nicholas Negroponte, Roger Conover, and Amy Brand.

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Muriel Cooper, self-portrait

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Fund for Diverse Voices

Gifts to the fund will be used to grow our publication by women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields, by enabling us to offer competitive advances to talented authors, cover the cost of high-quality production features (e.g. color images, or commissioned art) that may not be financially feasible otherwise, hire developmental editors to work with scholars who may not have the time or experience crafting general trade books, and ensure that these works reach the widest readership possible.

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Fund for Diverse Voices