Harvard University was a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636. Its history, influence and wealth made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
While studying under Dr. Vance Hendricks at Harvard a young Stephen Franklin once told his teacher that he wanted his name to go down in history, alongside the likes of Fleming, Salk, Jenner and Takahashi. In 2240, Stephen Franklin studied under Dr. Everett Jacobs. When Franklin begins to struggle with Xenobiogenics, Jacobs takes time out to help his student, something none of the other faculty were willing to do. Franklin graduated in 2242.