Curious? You should be. Ortiz, after six years as dean of graduate education at MIT, the materials scientist will leave to found a new university. It should open in the next five years.
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Meanwhile, check out an example of another cool school concept, the Design Factory, part of Aalto University on the outskirts of Helsinki and inspired by Stanford's "d.school."