The department has over 50 faculty members with a wide range of research specialties, spanning chronologically from ancient to 20th-century history, geographically from Asia to the United States, and thematically from intellectual history to global and transnational history. Their world-class scholarship garners awards, fellowships, and acclaim, strengthening the recognition of our department as a powerhouse of historical scholarship. Many of our faculty members share appointments with other departments and schools on campus and are involved in interdisciplinary collaborations with committees, programs, and institutions both at Harvard and around the world.
The 21st century has seen additional changes and adjustments for Harvard University. Harvard is prioritizing study abroad programs, offering a variety of opportunities for students to learn in foreign countries. The school has also instituted a revised program of general education that seeks to connect classroom curricula with real-world situations that students will encounter after graduation. During the 21st century, Harvard University has continued its outreach to excelling students of varying financial means to ensure that the school remains diverse. Currently, Harvard University enrolls 17,000 students in regular enrollment and another 30,000 students in non-degree courses.
The Harvard Business School and many of the university's athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium , are located on a 358-acre (145 ha) campus in Allston ,  a Boston neighborhood across the Charles River from the Cambridge campus. The John W. Weeks Bridge , a pedestrian bridge over the Charles River , connects the two campuses. Intending a major expansion, Harvard now owns more land in Allston than it does in Cambridge.  A ten-year plan  calls for million square feet (130,000 square meters) of new construction and 500,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) of renovations, including new and renovated buildings at Harvard Business School ; a hotel and conference center; a multipurpose institutional building; renovations to graduate student housing and to Harvard Stadium ; new athletic facilities; new laboratories and classrooms for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ; expansion of the Harvard Education Portal; and a district energy facility.