University has established an elite university in 1636 and is the oldest U.S. institution academic higher education. Named after John Harvard, a minister, and the first university benefactor. Before the university received its current name, it used to be that the New College and was called "the college at New Towne" means. Although mostly by Puritan ministers, the College was the first president John Leverett, no cleric. Leverett was responsible for the management of the University of Puritanism in mental function.
Since 2009, offers 46 undergraduate concentrations, 134 offers 32 graduate and professional courses. Harvard has 11 major academic units, with 10 faculties and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Its schools include Harvard College, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Department of Education and Harvard Medical Schools Dental, Divinity, Engineering and Applied Science, Law and Public Health. His Harvard Kennedy School is a study center of government and public administration, while at Harvard Medical School focuses on advanced medical research and education of their students. A part of its graduate schools are the Graduate School of Design, Education and Arts and Sciences.
Programs Harvard undergraduates have earned the distinction of being the top U.S. University News and World Report. It is also the highest in North America at the University of QS Global Business School 200 is the latest report 2009th
Apart from its academic offerings, the University also excels in its research efforts. His research centers include the Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Harvard Institute of Economic Research, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, among other things.