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Khana Ranjan Roy and Arafat Mustafa :
Harvard University Founded in the 8th September 1636, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Harvard  is the home of American ideas. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching learning, and research and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The university, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 living alumni in the U.S and over 190 other countries.
Historical Facts Harvard University has 12 degree granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The university has grown from nine students with a single master degree candidate. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was named after the College's first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown, who upon his death in 1638 left his library and half his estate to the institution. A statue of John Harvard stands today in front of University Hall in Harvard Yard and is perhaps the University's best known landmark.
Harvard at a glance Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.
Background:- Fonder of Harvard John Harvard (1607-1638) was an English minister in America. "a godly gentleman and a lover of learning", whose deathbed bequest to the "School or College" founded two years earlier by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was consequently ordered "That the College agreed upon formerly to be built at Cambridge shall be called Harvard College". The institution considers him the most honored of its founders those whose efforts and contributions in its early days "ensure [d] its permanence".
About the faculty:- Harvard is known for global leadership in education, and the Harvard faculty is composed of men and women who are world class scholars. Faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who continue their own research while teaching at Harvard. They come from across the country and all over the world, bringing with them a diverse wealth of knowledge. Almost all Harvard College courses are designed, taught and overseen by Harvard faculty, and virtually all FAS faculty are required to teach is highly accessible, and Harvard College class sized are on average below 40, with over half the courses being offered each semester enrolling 10 or fewer students. This allows for a closer student-professor relationship and contributes to the sense of community on campus. Professors also make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours, such as meeting in the dining hall or before or after class. The faculty at Harvard make a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience.  Harvard Schools:- Harvard University has 12 degree granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Harvard Business School.
Harvard College:- Harvard College is a unique academic community a close kint undergraduate program located within Harvard University.
Harvard Division of Continuing Education.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Harvard Divinity School:- Harvard Divinity School is a nonsectarian school of religious and theological studies that educates students both in the pursuit of the academic study of religion and in preparation for leadership in religious, governmental and a wide range of service organization.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences:- The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the seven faculties that constitute Harvard University and is the only division of the university responsible for both undergraduate and graduate education.  FAS advances knowledge, improves learning, and shapes leaders.
Harvard graduate School of Design.
Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Harvard Medical School:- Since the School was established in 1782, faculty members have improved human health by innovating in their roles as physicians, mentors and scholars. They've piloted educational models, developed new curricula to address emerging needs in health care, and produced thousands of leaders and compassionate caregivers who are shaping the fields of science and medicine throughout the world with their expertise and passion. Their mission is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study:- The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, science and social sciences.
Harvard Kennedy School.
Harvard Law School:- Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School in the oldest continuously operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences:-
Graduate Programs: Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering Science (Incl. Environmental Science & Engineering), Master in Design Engineering, MS/MBA.
Research:- Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science & Engineering, Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Science, Technology & Public Policy.  
Undergraduate Concentrations:-
Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
Life on Campus:- Harvard's House system extends teaching, learning and advising into the residential environment. Harvard College includes twelve residential houses, a selection of which have been featured in the Harvard Gazette. Hidden Spaces is a series about lesser- known spaces at Harvard:
Tower  Classrooms ·  Newell Boathouse ·  Back-Warren House ·  Adolphus Busch Courtyard ·  The tiny cemetery ·  Emerson Chapel ·  Beanbag Alley
The Class of 1959 Chapel at Harvard Business School ·  Dudley Garden
Harvard's campus creates a stunning backdrop for all that happens within the University. Harvard offers unparalleled resources to the University community, including libraries, laboratories, museums, and research centers to support scholarly work in nearly any field or discipline.
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The Harvard student experience is characterized by unlimited possibilities. Opportunities abound inside the classroom and out, with over 8,000 courses from over 100 departments and countless research programs. Here, undergraduate students have access to almost every extracurricular program imaginable and the largest division. Athletics Program in the country. And after graduation, students join the Harvard Alumni Association which includes nearly 360,000 alumni worldwide.
Harvard Library:- The Harvard Library system comprises about 76 libraries, with more than 18 million volumes. It is the oldest library system in the United States and the largest university library and largest private library system in the world. Based on number of items held (including musical scores, maps, prints, recordings, etc.), it is the fifth largest library in the United States, based only on volumes (generally books), it is the third largest, after the Library of Congress and Boston Public Library. Harvard's Library system grew from a bequest in 1638 by John Harvard of 400 books.
Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab):- The Harvard Innovation Lab is an initiative to cultivate team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepening interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community.
Museums:-
Culture:- * Harvard Art Museums * Carpenter center for the Visual Arts.
Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology. * Graduate School of Design
Harvard Semitic Museum
Science:- * Arnold Arboretum * Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
* Fisher Museum at the Harvard forest (off campus)
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture. * Harvard University Herbaria
Mineralogical and Geological Museum. * Museum of Comparative Zoology.
[Research museum, not open to the public]
Digital Collections:- * Harvard Art Museums Online Collections
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments * Database of Zoological Collections * Harvard University Herbaria * Meta LAB (at) Harvard.
Peabody Museum Online
Financial Aid:-
50% of their students receive scholarship aid
100% of their students can graduate debt-free
20% of their students families pay nothing.
Latest News:- For the latest news from Harvard people can sign up for the daily gazette email newsletter.
University-wide Parent Resources:- The links below provide information for parents of Harvard students. For news updates on the University, can sign up for the gazette email newsletter.
Common Spaces:- Harvard's Common Spaces Program is designed to foster a greater sense of community across the University by providing students, faculty and staff which opportunities to share spaces and experiences.
Visit Harvard:- Harvard greets people from all over the world, providing historical and general information about campus to visitors, neighbors and the public.
Come See Harvard for Yourself:- Visiting is a great way to get the feel of everyday life at Harvard College. People can take the opportunity to meet their current students and explore the Cambridge/Boston area. Many students will not be able to visit colleges before applying. As an alternative, they strongly recommend their virtual tour. In addition, examining their website will yield a vast amount of information about Harvard past, present and future. They encourage prospective students to learn more about Harvard College by attending an information session and/or by taking a campus tour. Their information sessions are led by admissions officers, usually accompanied by current undergraduates. Typical discussion topics include academic and non academic life, housing the admissions process, and financial aid.
Group Tours:- They no longer offer private tours or information sessions to groups of 11 or more. Groups of 10 or fewer can join their information sessions and the regular tour.
Seniors Only, Stay Overnight:  High School seniors may register for an overnight visit to Harvard to see firsthand what residential life is like. Undergraduate students will host prospective students for one night and students will have the opportunity to visit classes and learn more about the opportunities, resources and people at Harvard.
Explore Harvard at Home:- People can take their online guided tour to see the Harvard campus at any time, from any location. Student guides lead you through the places they live and learn, including form rooms, classrooms, Widener Library, the freshman dining hall and more.
"Harvard takes perfectly good plums a students and turns them in to  prunes".- Frank Lloyd Wright. "May Harvard be, as wise as it is smart, as restless as it is proud, as bold as it is thoughtful, as new as it is old, as good as it is great"
Notable Alumni:-
8th President of the United States have graduated from Harvard University.
I) John Adams (2nd President of the United States)
II) John Quincy (6th President of the United States)
III) Rutherford B. Hayes (19th President of the United States)
IV) John F Kennedy (35th President of the United States)
V) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States)
VI) Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the United States)
VII) George W. Bush (43nd President of the United States)
VIII) Barack Obama (44th President of the United States)
Bush Graduated from Harvard Business School, Hayes and Obama from Harvard Law School and the others from Harvard College.
Beside them:-
Al Gore (45th Vice President of the United States)
Natalie Portman (Israeli- American actress)
Mark Zuckerberg (American Internet entrepreneur and creator of face book)
They have also graduated from Harvard University. Over 150 Nobel Prize Winners have been associated with the University as alumni, researchers or faculty. Let us fell proud for the oldest remarkable Educational Institution in the world and salute its founder John Harvard.
Help from:  I) Wikipedia
II) Harvard University's Website
III) 2018 Commencement Speech.  

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