John F. Kennedy School of Government facts for kids

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Harvard Kennedy School
Motto Ask what you can do
Established 1936; 84 years ago (1936)
Type Private
Parent institution Harvard University
Endowment $1.2 billion (June 2015)
Dean Douglas Elmendorf
Academic staff 193
Admin. staff 490
Students 1,213
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Urban

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a public policy and public administration school, of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. It is named after Harvard graduate and 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy.

The school offers master's degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, grants several doctoral degrees, and many executive education programs. It conducts research in subjects relating to politics, government, international affairs, and economics.

The School's primary campus is located on John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge. The main buildings overlook the Charles River, southwest of Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, on the site of a former MBTA Red Line trainyard. The School is adjacent to the public riverfront John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. A major $120m expansion and renovation of the campus began in 2015. The project was completed in late 2017 with an official opening in December 2017.

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