“The experience of studying at MIT is like drinking from a fire hydrant”

Jerome Wiesner, President of MIT (1971-1980)

At MIT Professional Education we recognize the effort of our participants.

The Fire Hydrant Award (FHA) was born from the description of Jerome Wiesner, president of MIT (1971-1980): “The experience of studying at MIT is like drinking from a fire hydrant.

Because life and learning at MIT requires firmness, constancy, and a lot of determination. At MIT, we challenge ourselves to solve the world’s problems and, therefore, our professional programs try to reflect and instill these characteristics.

Therefore, we reward the participants who stand out for their leadership skills throughout the program, and who reflect the most important values of MIT:

Excellence

Meritocracy

Courage

Humility

Curiosity

Passion for solving difficult problems

A strong desire to improve society

They have already made it

Do you want to drink from the fire hydrant?

Discover our programs and immerse yourself in the experience. We hope you will be one of the participants that receive this award.