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Three Pillars of Academia


As a premier, world-class academic institution, Stanford University and the Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness strive to be global change agents via three primary mechanisms – research, teaching, and service.

1. Research - The pursuit of cutting-edge research and discovery drives all that we do. 

2. Teaching - Over time, research findings and discoveries are translated into classroom teaching, laying the groundwork for decades of innovative thinking and practice by our students and alumni. 

3. Service - Through organization of international partnership programs, conferences, workshops, and other efforts, our research findings and teaching lessons are disseminated for global implementation.