The Stanford Advantage
The School of Humanities and Sciences represents the heart of Stanford University. Awarding 63 percent of undergraduate degrees and nearly 40 percent of doctorates, H&S is Stanford’s largest school. Undergraduate education takes place alongside graduate training and research by faculty who are leaders in their fields. This is the Stanford advantage:
Critical mass of the best faculty and students
Outstanding faculty attract the best undergraduate and graduate students, who in turn play an essential role in challenging and stimulating scholarship. This critical mass of great minds is advantageous for everyone. Students are empowered to work in meaningful ways with professors who have expertise in fields ranging from high-energy physics to religion and global conflict. And professors rely on students to carry out research, spark new ideas, and ultimately reshape their disciplines.
Culture of collaboration
The school’s location on one campus promotes unprecedented research partnerships. Collaboration is intrinsic to the school’s mission: Whether you’re a freshman or a Nobel Prize winner, opportunities abound to partner with like-minded scholars. At H&S, creative interdisciplinary tracks are encouraged and supported at the highest levels.
Commitment to solutions and new knowledge
Interdisciplinary research across H&S addresses the most urgent challenges facing society today—problems too complex to be tackled by any single discipline. An emphasis on seeking solutions is balanced by a commitment to contribute to the basic research that forms the foundation for all future discoveries.
- Warrior’s view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center
- Jan 27, 2016 - The Red Horse exhibition provides a treasure trove of illustrations and insights into the iconic battle in 1876. Read More »
- Stanford’s Faculty Senate discusses shifting educational environment
- Jan 22, 2016 - Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education, titled his annual address to the senate “Our Shifting Educational Environment: Why Stanford’s Leadership in Higher Education is Critical Now.” Read More »
- Stanford New Ensemble presents new classical music in new ways to new audiences
- Jan 21, 2016 - The Stanford New Ensemble offers music that is experimental and performed in untraditional venues around campus. Read More »
- Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics, astronomy
- Jan 20, 2016 - Math Professor Yakov Eliashberg and physics Professor Roger Blandford have been awarded 2016 Crafoord Prizes from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for groundbreaking research and discoveries. Read More »