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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- Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships
- Stanford seniors Maya I. Krishnan, a philosophy major, and Emily E. Witt, a human biology major, have won 2015 Rhodes Scholarships. Read More »
- Eccles family endows directorship of Stanford’s Center for the American West
- The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles family of Utah, which includes Hope Eccles, ’83 and Katie Eccles, ’87, JD ’90, has made a $4 million gift to the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Read More »
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- Stanford freshmen create medieval-inspired artifacts for the 21st century
- Dec 18 - Students in SIMILE, an intensive year-long humanities program with a focus on the history of science, put handmade ink to handmade paper to recreate the ancient manuscript process. Read more »