The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has named MIT the No. 1 university worldwide for social sciences for 2015-2016. The subjects covered in the ranking include economics, political science, anthropology, urban planning, communication, and business, among others.
Research and teaching in the social sciences at MIT span the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (MIT SHASS); the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P); and the Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan). The primary social science fields in each school include: economics, political science, anthropology, international studies, women’s studies, and regional and ethnic studies in MIT SHASS; urban planning in SA+P; and business and psychology in MIT Sloan.
These outstanding programs are complemented by many social science centers and labs based in MIT SHASS, among them: the Center for International Studies; the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab; the MIT Governance Lab; the Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative; the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative; the International Policy Lab; the Security Studies Program; and the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), MIT’s flagship program for applied international education.