Working with International Staff and Students

MIT's Policy of Open Research and Free Interchange of Information is essential to MIT’s institutional responsibility and to interests of the U.S. Foreign faculty, students, and scholars not to be singled out for restriction.

However, foreign faculty, students, and scholars can be excluded from access to certain items and technical data in rare instances where their inclusion would violate export control laws and the area of work is crucially important to MIT’s educational mission. This requires a Technology Control Plan, which must be approved by Vice President for Research, Director of Research Administration Services, and is subject to annual review by Export Control Officer.

Need help?

Contact the MIT Export Control Compliance Team at, or by phone at 617-253-2762 (Janet Johnston).