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Stanford Advantage

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Let’s start by acknowledging our obvious bias. We love Stanford University - which is a good thing since we spend a lot of time here. We wake up excited at the prospect of preparing Stanford students for the roles that our world needs you to take on.

Forward. That phrase perfectly captures Stanford University, the university of the next millennium - positioned to bridge the Americas and Asia, the university that spans sciences and humanities, the university that is hallowed by tradition but not hampered by them, the university that points forward.

From its founding 125 years ago, Stanford University has emphasized advancing knowledge in service to the world, not in isolation. Today, amid increasingly complex global challenges, research universities are called to find new solutions through research and to educate courageous leaders able to forge collaborations and create change at scale.

The “sense of place” here is palpable. You feel the vitality of the community in the buzz of conversations taking place all across campus about new ideas and solutions. Your classmates and faculty give you the courage to dream bigger because they know your potential and will support you if you stumble and cheer you when you succeed.


Multidisciplinary Studies

Stanford is a leader in multidisciplinary studies, drawing on the strength of, and ease of collaboration among, seven world-class schools. Stanford's graduate programs are top-rated globally, and Stanford's distinctive culture places a priority on breaking down academic silos to deepen and advance knowledge and create solutions.


Global Leadership

Stanford has a global and highly diverse student body that forges relationships across cultural and regional boundaries to prepare for modern leadership challenges. Knight-Hennessy Scholars from around the world will be prepared to become leaders in government, business, nonprofits and other complex organizations to apply creative solutions to pressing global challenges.


Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Innovation, creative problem-solving and entrepreneurial thinking are among Stanford's core values: it’s not an accident that Silicon Valley developed around Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be immersed in this dynamic environment, benefiting from Stanford's close connection to Silicon Valley, as well as gaining access to stimulating coursework in design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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