For many people, the most compelling aspect of working at Harvard is the sense of mission and community that permeates every school, department, program, and organization on campus. It’s a vibrant crucible of intellectual activity, research, knowledge creation, learning, and teaching. Here, results matter and creativity flourishes. We’re united by a culture that strives for excellence, but also supports us in our work.
As America’s oldest and most venerable institution of higher learning, Harvard’s mission is to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge. Since our founding in 1636, Harvard has grown to include 11 degree-awarding schools along with our allied institutions, including the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Our faculties are unified by common goals of education and research, but each develops leaders and positively impacts the world in its own way.
Faculty of Arts & Sciences is dedicated to teaching and learning and fostering cutting edge research and discovery.
Harvard Business School educates leaders who make a difference in the world.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine advances oral and systemic health, while developing and fostering a community of global health leaders.
The Graduate School of Design shapes innovators in design.
Harvard Divinity School educates women and men for service as leaders in religious life and thought.
Harvard Graduate School of Education prepares leaders in education and generates knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success.
- Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences discovers, designs and creates novel technologies and approaches to societal challenges in service to the world and our society.
- Harvard Kennedy School improves public policy and public leadership so that people can lead safer, freer and more prosperous lives.
Harvard Law School advances the cause of justice all over the world through excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship.
Harvard Medical School creates and nurtures a diverse community of talented people committed to alleviating human suffering and improving health and well-being for all.
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health advances the public’s health through learning, discovery, and communication.
"As the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, Harvard has a special responsibility to champion intellectual traditions that have defined educated men and women since the dawn of civilization. We do more than deliver a body of knowledge to our students — we expand their humanity. By teaching young people to appreciate what is beautiful in art, society, and nature, we help them to discover what makes life truly worth living."
Lawrence S. Bacow
President of Harvard University