Founded in 1636, Harvard is America's oldest institution of higher learning. Its mission is to advance new ideas and promote enduring knowledge.
Harvard fulfills this mission through the instruction and research carried out by its 10 degree-awarding schools, also known as faculties,
and the programs and collections of allied institutions such as Radcliffe,
the Harvard Art Museum and the Arnold Arboretum.
While unified by a common mission, each school develops leaders and contributes solutions to world problems in its own way.