• MIT's IPRI Partners With SJTU

    Internet Policy: a comparative perspective in China

    To Teach A Joint Course Students from SJTU's School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering and KoGuan School of Law joined with MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative.

IPRI Joint Course In China

MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) taught a joint course in Shanghai in the summer of 2017 on the foundations of Internet policy. The course was a revised version of MIT’s own 6.805 (Foundations of Information Policy) offering.

The partnership between MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative and SJTU spanned multiple departments including MIT’s School of Engineering and SJTU’s School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering and KoGuan School of Law.  MIT’s IPRI believes a multi-disciplinary approach is crucial to derive credible policy recommendations, and informed views. IPRI focuses on the multi-disciplinary approach when doing research.

The joint course also provided opportunity for students from both schools and different disciplines to work together on solutions for Internet policy issues. One highlight was a moot court trial focusing on a data leakage case which required students of law and engineering to work together.

Course syllabus

MIT Instructors: Hal Abelson, Danny Weitzner, Taylor Reynolds, and Jessie M Stickgold-Sarah

SJTU Instructors: Weijia Jia, Yue Wu, Cunqing Hua, Kai Xiao, Yongpei Liu

Course Syllabus

µ6.805 - Internet Policy: a comparative perspective

Blog Posts Students Wrote About Experience

Student Reflections

The Students had a wonderful time – both Chinese as well as MIT students – these are blog posts written about their experience.

SJTU and IPRI Professors

Professors for Joint Course - Shanghai Jiao Tong University and MIT's IPRI

SJTU and MIT's IPRI Photos from Week Course

Pictures From Joint Course