University of Pennsylvania


The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is one of the United States premier education schools. Penn GSE students and faculty learn and work in an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. Penn GSE’s alumni are recognized as some of the world’s most influential education leaders, and Penn GSE’s distinguished professors are pioneers in their fields.

Penn GSE offers a vibrant array of high-quality degree programs in education research and practice. Renowned for expertise in urban education, policy research, quantitative methods, practitioner inquiry, developmental psychology, and qualitative analysis, Penn GSE provides rigorous academic training and professional mentoring to help students become effective leaders. Graduates of Penn GSE’s innovative and interdisciplinary programs are shaping the future of education.

Stanford University


Stanford University was founded in 1885 by California senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, “to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization.”
Stanford University today comprises seven schools and 18 interdisciplinary institutes with more than 16,000 students, 2,100 faculty and 1,800 postdoctoral scholars. Stanford is an international institution, enrolling students from all 50 U.S. states and 91 other countries. It is also an athletics powerhouse, with 900 current student-athletes and a history of 128 national titles and 22 consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cups, awarded to the top intercollegiate athletics program in the nation.

At the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by Stanford, President Barack Obama praised the university as “a place that celebrates our ability as human beings to discover and learn and to build, to question, to reimagine, to create new ways to connect and work with each other.”