Our challenges are great. So is our ambition. Having built a reservoir of excellence both deep and broad, Stanford has the responsibility—and the opportunity—to step up like never before. Below, some areas where we hope to have the greatest impact.

Ethics, Society & Technology

Embedding ethics into Stanford scholarship, research, and development of creative solutions through the exploration of the ethical and social dimensions of technology.

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Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Advancing AI research, education, policy, and practice to serve the collective needs of humanity.

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The future we seek requires us to act with urgency and intention.

Innovative Medicines Accelerator

Expanding our knowledge of human biology and expediting the translation of Stanford health discoveries into effective new drugs and medicines.

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Our challenges are more urgent than ever. Universities must do more, and they must do better.

Racial justice initiative

Advancing racial justice by diversifying and amplifying Stanford’s scholarship, fostering a more inclusive campus, and developing evidence-based solutions to promote equity and access for all.

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Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Activating collaborations among researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs to improve educational experiences for all, faster.

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Stanford Arts

Art is essential. Art is consequential. Stanford is committed to bringing the arts to the entire university community and beyond.

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Stanford Athletics

Across all 36 varsity sports, giving our student-athletes everything they need to pursue excellence at the highest level.

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Stanford Data Science

Weaving data science into the core fabric of Stanford's research and teaching enterprises across all seven schools.

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Stanford Impact Labs

Investing in partnerships between leading social science scholars and practitioners, while applying a startup mentality to social equity issues.

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Our impact depends on the dedication of the entire Stanford community.

Stanford Public Humanities

Advancing research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to better understand our place in a rapidly changing world.

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Stanford Science Fellows

Building community around frontier research challenges and fostering new directions for understanding and discovery in the natural world.

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Undergrad Education and Student Life

Creating opportunities for students to build meaningful connections across racial, socioeconomic, geographical, and political lines.

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Undergrad Financial Aid

Removing financial and academic obstacles so that more students can access opportunities at Stanford.

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We are optimistic to our core. It’s the Stanford way.

This is the moment—help us shape a better future.

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