I visited previously Boston since 2007 for meetings or for a course at MIT, but this visit to Harvard University for a course at John Kennedy School of Government gave another opportunity to discover the city and Harvard University campus.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with about 6,700 undergraduate students and about 15,250 postgraduate students. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the United States’ oldest institution of higher learning.
The university is organized into eleven separate academic units with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 85 ha main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 5 km northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston; and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area. Harvard’s endowment is worth $39.2 billion, making it the largest of any academic institution.
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a public policy and public administration school, of Harvard University. The school offers master’s degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, grants several doctoral degrees, and many executive education programs. It conducts research in subjects relating to politics, government, international affairs, and economics. Since 1970 the school has graduated 17 heads of state, the most of any educational institution.