The most famous University in the world has graduated 8
American Presidents. Among former students and teachers,
there are 47 Nobel Prize winners. Learn more!
in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard
is the oldest and best known University of the
United States. Initially called New College, earned her
iconic name three years after the Foundation in honor of
John Harvard, one of its earliest benefactors.
Although not officially tied to any religious
institution, the institution saw its first graduates to
become pastors. Today, more than 3,231,000 graduate
students, among them eight American Presidents-John F.
Kennedy, George w. Bush and Barack Obama are the latest
– important intellectuals, scientists, political
leaders, Princes and celebrities. Of the total of
students trained at Harvard, about 52 1000 are
foreigners from more than 200 countries.
Located in an area of strong University presence on
the outskirts of Boston, there are also the MIT, Tufts
University and Boston University – the region has many
Brazilians and a social life. After all, only at Harvard
are over 21 1000 students (undergraduate and 1000 6.7
14.5 1000 in post), chosen after careful selection
Harvard manages about $ 37.6 billion, the largest
Endowment Fund among all universities in the world. Is a
reserve to invest in research, projects and costing of
talented students who can't afford to pay for their
studies. Willing to attract the best talent, the
institution employs a policy of need-blind —
that is, during the selection process is not taken into
consideration the applicant's income. The best are
accepted, can they pay or not for the academics. Those
who cannot, the University offers scholarships of up to
Education of excellence – Absolute
synonym of quality, the institution is featured in major
academic rankings and is in first place in both the
Academic Ranking of World Universities,
which evaluates universities as a whole, as in the
Global MBA Ranking, which takes into
account only business schools.
Harvard counts 47 Nobel Prize winners, 32 heads of
State (including Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General)
and 48 Pulitzer winners. In the list of talents, there
are names like Theodore William Richards, first
scientist to calculate the weight of atoms; James d.
Watson, creator of the helical DNA model; and Simon
Kuznets, who developed the concept that uses the gross
domestic product (GDP) as a tool to measure the economic
growth of the countries.
For Americans, study at Harvard is be closer to power
and professional relationships that can change your
life. No wonder that the environment is one of the most
competitive in the world, with top talent and prodigies
of practically all areas, from classical ballet to
molecular biology. A common maximum there is: "at
Harvard you don't make friends, make contacts".
Famous people who studied in Harvard
Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States and
a leader in the area of sustainability;
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft;
Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, creators of
Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian businessman;
João Grandino Rodas, former Rector of the University of
Giancarlo Francesco Civita, President of Grupo Abril;
Henrique Meirelles, former President of the Central Bank
T. s. Eliot, American poet;
Natalie Portman, actress.