Our Vision

In May 2019, Stanford launched its Long-Range Vision for how the university can accelerate its purposeful impact in the world, based on proposals submitted by the campus community.  These stories describe the planning process for Our Vision, and detail the progress of initiatives that accelerate new solutions for urgent challenges, enhance our knowledge of our world and ourselves, advance education for our undergraduate and graduate students and support our community of faculty, students and staff.

Democratizing access to resources for Stanford researchers

Stanford Vice Provost and Dean of Research Kathryn Moler wants all research resources to be as readily available as books in a library. This model would enable faculty and students to pursue the most innovative research in flexible, collaborative teams.

Stanford Science Fellows program announces first cohort

The program is a fundamentally new type of postdoctoral training focused on attracting diverse and exceptional scholars from around the world to cultivate new directions in foundational scientific research.

Stanford seeking to expand space for COVID-19 research

Stanford is looking to expand the only facility on campus where researchers can work with the virus that causes COVID-19. Once underway, the expansion could be completed in six months and would greatly speed research toward treatment and prevention.

Stanford urges everyone to ‘Say Goodbye to Single Use’

During its annual conservation campaign, Sustainable Stanford is encouraging everyone on campus to “say goodbye” to drinking and dining items designed to be used once and thrown away, such as plastic utensils, and switch to their reusable counterparts.