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. Its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities. The university is often cited as the world's top tertiary institution by most publishers.
Education and Other Institutional Activities$4b
Harvard university (the "university") is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education with approximately 7,544 undergraduate and 15,443 graduate students. The university includes the faculty of arts and sciences (harvard college), the john a. Paulson school of engineering and applied sciences, the division of continuing education, ten graduate and professional schools, the radcliffe institute for advanced study, a variety of research museums and institutes, and an extensive library system to support the teaching and research activities of the harvard community.
Sponsored Research Activities$850m
The range of research activities at harvard is broad and deep. Harvard scholars conduct research in almost every field, and seek to expand human knowledge through analysis, innovation, and insight. As reported on part viii, research is supported by federal grants (line 1e), non-federal sponsored grants (line 1f) and non-federal sponsored contracts (line 2b). The university's principal source of federal sponsored funds is the department of health and human services. The university also has many non-federal sources of sponsored awards, grants, and contracts, including research institutes, foundations, state and local governments, foreign governments, and corporations. Sponsored grants and contracts normally provide for the recovery of direct and indirect costs.