Susan Hockfield served as the 16th President of MIT from 2004-2012. This timeline represents some of the accomplishments and milestones of her tenure.


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December 13, 2011
Delivered a plenary speech at Eye on Earth 2011 Summit and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi
November 11, 2011
Participated in the centennial celebration of the MIT Association of Japan in Tokyo
October 05, 2011
Participated in the CEO Innovation and Jobs Roundtable in Washington, D.C.
June 30, 2011
Concluded the Campaign for Students, which raised a total of $578 million
April 14, 2011
Gave opening remarks at the inaugural meeting of the Brazil-MIT Forum/Conferência Brasil-MIT
April 07, 2011
Participated in the 2011 National Venture Capital Association Annual Meeting in Boston
February 03, 2011
Launch of Festival of Art, Science and Technology
January 26, 2011
Participated in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
January 15, 2011
Delivered a keynote talk at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi


June 21, 2010
Celebrated the creation of the Tsinghua-MIT-CUHK Joint Center for Theoretical Computer Science at Tsinghua University
May 19, 2010
Created new dining plan for undergraduates
March 26, 2010
Received an honorary doctorate from France’s leading scientific university, the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)


November 09, 2009
Welcomed the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Critical Design Review team to campus
May 08, 2009
Celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Ray and Maria Stata Center
February 09, 2009
Was the featured speaker at the 28th annual conference of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) in Houston
January 28, 2009
Attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
January 21, 2009
Visited Singapore to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Singapore-MIT Alliance


October 03, 2008
Launched the Campaign for Students, a $500 million effort to build support for scholarships, fellowships and student life
May 05, 2008
Spoke at the new Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, created by Abu Dhabi in consultation with MIT
January 23, 2008
Attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland


October 20, 2007
Kicked off Community Catalysts program to cultivate outstanding leaders in the junior class
October 07, 2007
Plenary speaker at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto, Japan
May 27, 2007
Hosted the first meeting of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative Leadership Council
January 24, 2007
Attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
January 15, 2007
Launch of the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) program in Spain. Over the next five years, programs launched in Israel, Brazil, Chile, Korea, Russia and Singapore.


October 17, 2006
September 28, 2006
Spoke at the Forum on Emerging Energy Technologies of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
January 25, 2006
Attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland