“When it is obvious that your goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust your goals, adjust your actions.”
Stanford University is a private, research university 37 miles southeast of San Francisco, California on over 8,000 acres of land and is considered an elite university, comparable to the Ivy League because of its academic strength, prestige and wealth. Stanford University was the entrepreneurial spirit behind the formation of the Silicon Valley, and boasts 64 Nobel laureates affiliated with Stanford as faculty, students, alumni or staff. Stanford also claims 30 living billionaires.
Stanford Mission Statement:
As described in the university’s Founding Grant of 1885, central to Stanford’s mission is the aim to “promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” Stanford realizes its vision to create a better world in many ways, with particularly notable achievements in medicine and technology—and a global reputation for entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.