Stanford University

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States.

Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Its motto is "Die Luft der Freiheit weht", meaning "the air of freedom is blowing". Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley.

It was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Leland Stanford, a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator, made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. Stanford University struggled financially after Leland Stanford's death in 1893 and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. After WWII, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.

The university is organized around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business. Stanford's undergraduate program is one of the top three most selective in the United States. As of March 2018, 81 Nobel laureates, 27 Turing Award laureates, and 7 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with Stanford as students, alumni, faculty or staff. In addition, Stanford University is particularly noted for its entrepreneurship and is one of the most successful universities in attracting funding for start-ups.

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Jaap Suermondt

Advisor

Aman Kumar

Advisor

Anthony Tran

Investor

Ayako Hiwasa

Advisor

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez

Founder

Brian Rowen

Board member

Brian Speir

Advisor

Casey Miller

Founder

Daisy Bermudez

Founder

Danise Olague

Founder

Fei-Fei Li

Advisor

ji hoon jang

Advisor

John Duhring

Advisor

Justin Klein

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Kristin McDonnell

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Laura Petree

Founder

Lynne Gregg

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Maja Zecevic, PhD, MPH

Advisor

Pulkit Jaiswal

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Roman Reed

Investor

sandy muju

Advisor

Sebastian Cardenas

Founder

Vincent van Haaff

Advisor

Vlad Omete

Advisor

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The most competitive university in America isn't in the Ivy League

Abby Jackson

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Emily Holden in Washington
September 23, 2020
the Guardian
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Heather Landi
September 9, 2020
FierceHealthcare
A federal judge has tossed out a patient data privacy lawsuit filed against the University of Chicago Medical Center and Google over its data-sharing partnership. The judge's decision is a victory for Google, which is facing scrutiny over a similar deal with Ascension.
Kevin Hartnett
August 23, 2020
Wired
By translating Ott-Heinrich Keller's conjecture into a computer-friendly search, researchers confirmed a conjecture about seven-dimensional space.
Kirsten Korosec
August 20, 2020
TechCrunch
The mobility sector has been abuzz with activity in the past decade from the rise of ride-hailing and the sudden explosion of shared electric scooters and bikes to the pursuit to commercialize moonshots like automated vehicles and flying cars. At the center of this evolving industry are the investors, who are tapped into a range [...]
Claudia Wallis
August 20, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Sara Harrison
August 11, 2020
Wired
A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.
Simon Makin
August 10, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Louise Matsakis
August 5, 2020
Wired
As the White House zeroes in on a single app, some experts say more pressing issues are going by the wayside.
Laura Spinney
July 28, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Joe Pinkstone
July 22, 2020
Mail Online
Divers have frequented the site of the leak at Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound since the 60s, and it suddenly appeared in 2011.
Katie Hafner
July 22, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The prospect of erasing some disabilities and perceived deficiencies hovers at the margins of what people consider ethically acceptable.
Benedict Carey
July 3, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.
Tim Folger
June 30, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
BS Web Team
June 30, 2020
@bsindia
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Dan Falk
June 23, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Danny Crichton
June 15, 2020
TechCrunch
"...Some of the worst aggressors or most powerful and intrusive companies are basically completely out of the spotlight."
Angus Liu
June 10, 2020
FierceBiotech
A new study from the University of Zaragoza in Spain has found what could be SARS-CoV-2's Achilles' heel--a protein that's critical for the reproduction of the virus. The researchers argue it could make an excellent target for potential inhibitors of the virus.
Melissa Davey in Melbourne and Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington
June 10, 2020
the Guardian
Papers co-authored by Dr Sapan Desai of Surgisphere are now being reviewed in the wake of the Lancet hydroxychloroquine study scandal. Photograph: Vimeo
FinSMEs
June 10, 2020
FinSMEs
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June 8, 2020
News18
Pichai, who grew up in Chennai and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, holds a master's degree from the Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
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