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Advancing New Approaches to Learning and Teaching

We must pioneer new approaches to learning and teaching that build on the transformative potential of a digital age, as well as emerging insights into human behavior and the human brain. In Cambridge and Boston and in our connections with the wider world, we must seek to set a standard for innovation in pedagogy and commit to its advance.

Aspiration in Action

Learning about learning: Creating a connection

Integrated HarvardX and HILT research effort will probe residential and online learning, and the places in between.

Paris as a living thing

In summer program, Harvard students drew on biology to design solutions to everyday urban concerns.

It’s all about that bass

Local students learn the basics of neuroscience at the Ed Portal in Allston by making bugs dance.

Growing up, giving back

Once a PBHA camper, 19-year-old Javion Rookard now runs Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program.

Bringing computer skills to classrooms

Harvard students’ Digital Literacy Project is helping to drive learning among Boston middle schoolers.

Why College Matters

In Dallas, students expand on President Faust's speech 'The Case for College' with arguments of their own.

HarvardX course closes in on global view

Professor describes benefits of health care, entrepreneurship, and economies.

Ways to Support

To achieve our aspirations, Harvard will build on strengths across the University. There have never been more great ideas, great thinkers, or great opportunities worthy of your support. Below are just a few examples.

Classroom Spaces

Underwrite the creation of twenty-first century classrooms with advanced pedagogical tools, digital technologies, and flexible teaching environments.


Fund the development of a suite of online courses through HarvardX.

Innovative Teaching

Create a seed-grant program that supports development of novel approaches to classroom teaching across the University.


Support preservation and digitization of the Harvard Library’s extensive collection of rare and intellectually important books and manuscripts.

Contact us for more information on how you can get involved.

University Development Office