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City Visions: Minerva Seeks to Reinvent the University

Minerva's inaugural class

This fall, San Francisco’s newest university, Minerva, enrolled its founding class of students -- but the Nob Hill school has no libraries, sports facilities, or even classrooms. Tuition is far lower than that of traditional universities, and students will move to a different international location each year. Is this the future of higher education?



Stephen Kosslyn, Founding Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute. Previously, Kosslyn was Director of Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences and spent 30 years at Harvard University in a variety of positions, including Dean of Social Sciences.