H&S is strength at Stanford’s core
In establishing Stanford University in 1891, Jane and Leland Stanford declared that this institution should educate “cultured and useful citizens.” In the years since its creation, the university has grown into one of the world’s premier centers of teaching and research.
Delivering a transformative education is the core mission of the School of Humanities & Sciences.
The School of Humanities and Sciences is the soul—the core—of a Stanford University education. It’s one of the primary reasons students come to Stanford.
The goal of educating cultured and useful citizens remains as relevant today as it was 120 years ago. But the definition of such an education has dramatically changed. The world has changed; Stanford students have changed; and the education provided by the School of Humanities and Sciences has risen to meet the challenge.
In the Spotlight:
- Teens Tackle Big Topics in Stanford’s Summer Programs
- At two of Stanford’s pre-collegiate summer programs, rising high school juniors and seniors plunge into history, literature, philosophy, art and science in small seminars led by Stanford faculty and doctoral students. Read More »
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- Stanford advances complex study of race and ethnicity
- Jun 28 - Since 2007, Stanford has created 15 new faculty positions for emerging and established scholars whose research focuses on race and ethnicity in the United States and abroad. Read more »
- ‘Philosophy Talk’ wins bronze at the New York Festivals International Program Awards
- Jun 28 - Hosted by philosophy professors Ken Taylor and John Perry, the popular radio show is in its 12th season. The winning episode, “Edward Snowden and the Ethics of Whistleblowing,” was the first radio interview with Snowden, a former U.S. government employee. Read more »