Stanford University

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Stanford University
Stanford University campus from above.jpg
Campus from above
Die Luft der Freiheit weht
Endowment$17.2 billion[2]
PresidentJohn L. Hennessy
Administrative staff
Location, ,
AthleticsNCAA 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 founded on 1 October 1891. 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.

People who worked at or graduated from Stanford Univeristy[change | change source]

People who graduated from Stanford University are:

People who have worked at Stanford are:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stanford University History". Stanford University. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
  2. Sturrock, Carrie (October 1 2006). "Well-funded: Stanford's endowment purse grows fatter". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-04-26. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Stanford Facts 2007 (The Stanford Faculty)". Stanford University. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Stanford Facts 2007". Stanford University. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
  5. Nicolas Sadirac (Epitech) : «Un diplôme d’informatique chinois aura une très grande valeur» (in French)
  6. "Mary Sheldon Barnes Papers". Sophia Smith Collection. Smith College. 2001. Retrieved 13 Aug 2011.