Background
Chartered in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, Princeton University was the British North America's fourth college. In 1896 The College of New Jersey was officially renamed Princeton University in honour of its host community of Princeton. In 1990 the Graduate School was established.
Mission
To advance learning through scholarship, research and teaching with an emphasis on undergraduate and doctoral education, with a pervasive commitment to serve the nation and the world.
Geographic focus
Global
Programme areas
-Engineering and Applied Science: to develop fundamental knowledge and to solve global problems related to energy, environment, health, security and use of technology

- Humanities: arts, languages, philosophy, history, and research in humanities,

-Natural Sciences: natural sciences (astrophysics, biology, mathematics, and physics)

- Social Sciences: exploring issues of poverty, explaining human behaviours, advance the global knowledge of human society and address some of the largest societal problems of the 21st century.