We’re America’s first research university.

Johns Hopkins was founded on the principle that by pursuing big ideas and sharing what we learn, we make the world a better place. For more than 140 years, we haven’t strayed from that vision.

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Intellectually diverse

More than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in our nine schools.

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Driven by our curiosity

For 38 years in a row, we’ve put more money into research than any other U.S. academic institution.

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Recognized for our scholarship

27 Hopkins researchers past and present have earned Nobel Prizes.

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Globally focused

The university reaches into nearly every corner of the globe, conducting research, training, and related activities in more than 150 countries.

World-class divisions, working together as one university.

Johns Hopkins is made up of nine academic divisions plus the Applied Physics Laboratory. Our faculty and students study, teach, and learn in and across more than 260 programs regularly recognized as being among the nation's best.

Continuing our founding mission to bring knowledge to the world.

Research isn’t just something we do—it’s who we are. Every day, Johns Hopkins faculty and students work side by side in a tireless pursuit of discovery, with the ultimate aim of advancing humanity.

Protein of the future
There are around 100 companies developing plant, seed, insect, and lab-grown meat alternatives. But will we eat it?
Brain science
Why MDMA may help treat PTSD
In mouse study, MDMA is shown to reactivate a learning period for social rewards, allowing test subjects to form positive associations where none existed before
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Discourse on democracy
Event co-hosted by SNF Agora Institute, Renew Democracy Initiative brings together leading experts to discuss the rise of populist movements and the threat they pose to democracy around the globe
Education
Singing for science
School of Education study suggests that incorporating arts into the classroom can help students retain more of what they learn
Breaking up asteroids is hard to do
Scientists model scenarios for breaking up or interrupting the path of asteroids on a collision course with Earth
Drug policy
A look inside early efforts to create safe consumption sites in the U.S.
Study analyzes early policy efforts, identifies challenges and paths forward

A presence in nearly every corner of the globe.

We are based in Baltimore but at home throughout the world. With campuses on three continents, researchers in every time zone, and students from more than 120 countries, Johns Hopkins truly has a global perspective.

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1,315

research, educational, or related activities in more than 150 countries

$353M

spent last year on overseas research, educational, or related activities

20%

of students come from countries outside the U.S.

21,520

alumni living in 178 countries outside the U.S.