Clark University
Challenge Convention. Change our World.

Throughout its history, Clark University has nurtured free thinkers who take risks, welcome new ideas and search for solutions. The influence of these pioneers on the world is impressive: Where would space flight be without Robert Goddard, Clark graduate and physicist? The concept of adolescence was the brainchild of psychologist G. Stanley Hall. Historian George Hubbard Blakeslee pioneered the study of international relations. Clark scientists were the first to calculate the speed of light, discover that brain tissue can regenerate and build a pulsed-magnetic field laboratory. These are big achievements for one of the smallest research universities in the United States.

Innovative academic programs that engage the world have thrived at Clark as well. The International Studies Stream provides global perspective on the liberal arts through courses, guest speakers, internships and study-abroad opportunities. The Center for Holocaust Studies, the only one of its kind in the world, strives to ensure that knowledge about the Holocaust, not only memory, endures. And the University Park Partnership is setting a national standard for neighborhood revitalization efforts, bringing world issues down to the local level.

Today's 2,190 undergraduates and 900 graduate students come from 77 countries and 42 states. This diversity fosters better understanding of the cultural differences around the world, and teaches the entire Clark community about tolerance and respect.