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.
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