MIT Adopts a Quiet Global Strategy

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Norman Ng for The Chronicle

John Fernandez (left), an architecture professor at MIT, consults with a student at the Singapore U. of Technology and Design.

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was in the university-building business.

A young, democratic India turned to MIT as the model for one of its leading Indian Institutes of Technology. Faculty members helped establish Brazil's Technological Institute of Aeronautics, a breeding ground for its aerospace and defense elite. Another of MIT's progeny, the Aryamehr University of Technology, which was split into two institutions after the Iranian