Yale University is a private educational institution located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded on January 1, 1701, it is named after Elihu Yale. The university is affiliated with the Ivy League and is known for its research and development, drug discovery, and electronic design automation industries. Yale University operates as an investor and has spun out companies such as Saphlux, Inc., Oasys Water, and Arvinas.
The university has several subsidiaries, including the Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University Press, and the Yale Center for British Art. It also owns various properties, such as Harkness Tower, Yale Bowl, Sterling Memorial Library, and Gilder Boathouse.
Yale University employs between 1,000 and 4,999 people and has been assigned 515 patents. The university is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Yale University's motto is "Lux et Veritas", which translates to "Light and Truth." The university is active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
Yale University's competitors include prestigious institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London (UCL), California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Princeton University, University of Chicago, and The University Of British Columbia.