A short tour of one of the most beautiful university campus on the West Coast, perhaps even the entire US; Stanford University.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.
Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing our students for leadership in today's complex world.
The synthesis of teaching and research is fundamental to Stanford. All faculty do scholarly research, most often in association with graduate students or advanced undergraduates. About 2,000 postdoctoral scholars also are involved in research at Stanford. Stanford is noted for multidisciplinary research within its within its independent laboratories, centers and institutes and among departments in its seven schools.
There are more than 5,100 externally sponsored projects throughout the university, with the total budget for sponsored projects at $1.27 billion during 2012-13, including the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC). Of these projects, the federal government sponsors approximately 84 percent, including SLAC. In addition, nearly $193 million in support comes from non-federal funding sources. National research programs with centers at Stanford include the Departments of Plant Biology and Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Flown with the DJI Phantom, GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition