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  • General School Information

    Native Name
    Harvard University
    English Name
    United States
    Founding Year
    Street Address
    Massachusetts Hall
    Postal Code/Zip Code
    University Website
    Number of Students (approx)
    Number of Faculty (approx)
    Harvard University is comprised of 11 principal academic units which includes ten faculties along with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. These faculties oversee schools along with divisions that provide courses and award academic degrees. The name Harvard is derived from the college’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown. It was upon his death in 1638, that he left his library and half of his estate to the institution established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
    Living Alumni
    Nobel Laureates
    23 current and former faculty members
    Base Tuition
    Professorships of Distinction
    School Income
    School Expenses
    Library Collection
    Roughly 17 million volumes
    Real Estate Holdings
    5076 Acres
  • Chemistry Department Details

    Global Ranking in Chemistry
    Chemistry Department website
    Department contact information

    Mailing Address
    12 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Telephone 1-617-495-4076

    Research Areas

    Bioorganic, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Energy, Organic, Inorganic, Materials, Origins of Life, Organometallics, Physical/Chemical Physics, Theoretical

    Chemistry Department Information
    Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) is proud to continue a long standing tradition of research and scholarship in the field of molecular sciences. The faculty is composed of 37 full-time, affiliate, research, and emeritus members, along with over 425 individuals comprised of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates. Research activities conducted by the CCB extend from core disciplines of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry into interdisciplinary frontiers of the life and physical sciences. A strong and diverse community, with collaborative exchanges among other Harvard departments and outreach activities to the Harvard student body and the greater Cambridge/Boston area and beyond. The effect of CCB’s research efforts can be quantified in a number of ways, by Nobel Prizes (6 total, 3 to current faculty members), impact factor metrics (holders of the 3 top “Hirsch Index” scores in chemistry), and through honorary societies memberships (17 current members of the National Academy of Sciences). Many undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs have gone on to hold a variety of noteworthy positions in industry, government and academia throughout the world.
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