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Harvard University - a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636. Harvard - the oldest operating institution of higher education in the United States. Harvard is considered one of the best universities in the world.
The decision to establish Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University was adopted in 1636, and 13 March 1639 the institution was named Harvardskyym College, named for its first major sponsor, a young priest named John Harvard
In the years 1869-1909 the president of Harvard, Charles William Eliot, Harvard turned like a modern research university. In 1999, Radcliffe College, originally founded as the "Harvard Annex" for women, merged formally with Harvard University, becoming Radliffivskym Research Institute.
Today, Harvard is the oldest existing university USA. The University is the seventeenth in the number of library books in the world and fourth in the U.S. - the world's largest budget among academic institutions, reaching 36.9 billion dollars. per year (2006)
Number of graduates: more than 320,000, including more than 270,000 from the U.S. and about 50,000 - from 191 countries.
Departments Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which includes the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences Faculty of Medicine, including the School of Medicine and dentistry Harvard Institute of Theology Harvard Institute of Law Harvard Business School Graduate Design