Stanford is recognized as one of the world’s leading universities. Their renowned faculty offers students a remarkable range of academic pursuits that are paired with an extraordinary breadth of extracurricular activities and opportunities for research and public service.
In the Founding Grant, Jane and Leland Stanford stated the university’s mission: to prepare students “for personal success and direct usefulness in life” and “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” More than a century later, Stanford University remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing their students for leadership in today’s complex world.
In recent years, they have launched university-wide initiatives on human health, the environment and sustainability, international affairs and the arts. They believe that collaboration across disciplines will be key to future advances, and multidisciplinary research and teaching are at the heart of these new initiatives.
Their undergraduate students are an important part of these efforts. Over the past decade, innovations in undergraduate education at Stanford include opportunities for students to work with faculty in small classes from their first days on campus. In this community of scholars, there is no greater thrill than being at the edge of a field and advancing the frontier of knowledge, and they offer undergraduates numerous opportunities to work closely with faculty and researchers.
The pioneering spirit that inspired Jane and Leland Stanford to start this university more than a century ago and that helped build Silicon Valley at the doorstep of the campus encourages boldness in everything we do — whether those efforts occur in the library, in the classroom, in a laboratory, in a theater or on an athletic field.
|Basis Science||10/2013||Series B||$11.8M||8|
|iRhythm Technologies||4/2013||Series D||$16M||5|
|Radius Inc.||1/2013||Series A||$12.4M||5|
|Duck Duck Moose||9/2012||Series A||$7M||3|
|SmartDrive Systems||6/2012||Venture Round||$47M||3|
|RF Surgical Systems||9/2011||Venture Round||$12M||3|
|Alpine Data Labs||5/2011||Series A||$7.5M||4|
|Aryaka Networks||9/2010||Series A||$14M||4|
|iRhythm Technologies||5/2009||Series B||$6.5M||3|
|Rubicon Project||1/2008||Series B||$15M||6|