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|Motto||Die Luft der Freiheit weht|
|President||John L. Hennessy|
|Location||Stanford, California, United States|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I FBS|
The Leland Stanford Junior University, often called Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university next to Palo Alto in California, in the middle of Silicon Valley, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and about 20 miles northwest of San José, in Santa Clara County. Leland and Jane Stanford started the university. They named the university after their son, Leland Stanford Junior, who died at young age.
With one of the largest university campuses in the United States, the University includes the Schools of Engineering, Law, Medicine, Education, Business, Earth Sciences, and Humanities and Sciences. Stanford also hosts volunteer programs and a teaching hospital.
Notable Alumni[change | edit source]
- Nicolas Sadirac (1989), founder and current head of the École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies
References[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Stanford University|
- "Stanford University History". Stanford University. http://www.stanford.edu/home/stanford/history/begin.html. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- Sturrock, Carrie (October 1 2006). "Well-funded: Stanford's endowment purse grows fatter". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/01/BACADIGEST3.DTL. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- "Stanford Facts 2007 (The Stanford Faculty)". Stanford University. http://www.stanford.edu/home/stanford/facts/faculty.html. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- "Stanford Facts 2007". Stanford University. http://www.stanford.edu/home/stanford/facts/chron.html#faculty. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
- Nicolas Sadirac (Epitech) : «Un diplôme d’informatique chinois aura une très grande valeur» (French)