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:
- Shovels dig into another transformative building at Stanford
- The McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History is officially under construction, just four months after the opening of Bing Concert Hall and seven months after the groundbreaking for the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Read More »
- Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve at 40
- In the past 40 years, research conducted at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve has transformed fundamental ecology science. Now, interdisciplinary studies are providing more guidance than ever on how to apply that work to help conserve the planet. Read More »
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- A year of high notes for Stanford’s Chocolate Heads Movement Band
- Jun 14 - Students in Stanford’s Chocolate Heads Movement Band conclude a year of rehearsals, performance and personal development. Read more »
- Artwork inspired by brain scans at Stanford imaging center
- Jun 5 - Clay wall sculptures, etchings and acrylics, inspired by images of the human brain, make up a new art installation at the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging. Read more »