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The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the d.school)

The d.school is a hub for innovators at Stanford. Students and faculty in engineering, medicine, business, law, the humanities, sciences, and education find their way here to take on the world's messy problems together. Human values are at the heart of its collaborative approach. The programs focus on creating spectacularly transformative learning experiences. Along the way, students develop a process for producing creative solutions to even the most complex challenges they tackle.

Stanford Design Group

The Design Group's philosophy combines an emphasis on creativity, technology and design methodology with a concern for human values and the needs of society. Diversity, one of the Design Group's strengths, is required to maintain a leadership position in the rapidly changing world of design and manufacturing.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development

The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, and at the work site.