Stanford University, located in the center of Silicon Valley
Stanford University, located in the center of Silicon Valley (California), between San Francisco and San José, is one of the world’s leading educational and research universities. Since its discovery in 1891, Stanford has devoted himself to finding solutions to the most complex and global challenges and preparing students for the intelligent management of this complex world. The university is known for its strong entrepreneurial orientation, founded by its founders, Jane and Leland Stanford, and for its close ties with Silicon Valley. The university has achieved outstanding results in the widest range of disciplines – from the humanities to social studies, technological disciplines and the exact sciences. Stanford is considered the second most popular university in the United States after Harvard, annually accepting about 7% of all applicants. Among its graduates are the founders of the most powerful corporations (Hewlett-Packard, Google, and others). In the third of the world’s richest universities, about 7,000 bachelors and about 4,000 masters and graduate students study.
University of Leland Stanford Jr. was founded in 1885 in California by Senator Leland Stanford and his wife Jane, in memory of their only son, Lelanda Jr., who died of typhoid fever at the age of 15. After his death in 1884, Stanford decided to use their wealth “for the benefit of other people’s children.” They decided to create a university that was fundamentally different from the traditional universities of the time: it was co-educational, with the majority of American private universities in the 19th century being male; he did not belong to any of the denominations, whereas almost all educational institutions were closely associated with religious organizations; and finally, Stanford was conceived as an exceptionally practical educational institution, which was not only “cultural but also useful to society”, while most of the universities cared only for the cultural level of graduates. The task of the university in the Charter is formulated as “education in students of the qualities necessary for a successful future, useful and applicable in life”, and the goal is “promoting public welfare by influencing minds in the interests of humanity and civilization”.
Stanford University receives the most talented and vibrant students from all over the world. Here are just some of the most famous graduates:
Scientists and inventors: Co-author of the TCP / IP network protocols Vinton Cerf; noise reduction system designer Ray Dolby; 56K modem inventor Brent Townsend.
Successful businessmen: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; Google founders, Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page; co-founder of Gap. Inc Doris Fisher; Nike Inc Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Philip Knight; PayPal founder Peter Thiel; founders of Yahoo! Jerry Yang and David Filo.
Statesmen: Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo; former US president Herbert Hoover; US Senators Jeff Bingaman, Kent Conrad, Max Baucus, Ron Wyden and Dian Feinstein; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breuer and Anthony Kennedy and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Stanford ranks first in numerous national university rankings, in connection with which the popular American magazine Slate called it “Harvard of the 21st Century,” and the newspaper The New York Times concluded that “Stanford University has become the ideal of the American university.”
Founded 1891. Location California. The number of students is 15880.
The University of Stanford has seven faculties:
Business and Management
Humanities and Social Sciences