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 37 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.

Genevieve

Everyone here has really diverse interests and passions. Everyone is doing really awesome stuff.

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.

Pia

There are so many opportunities; it’s about finding what works for you.

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.

Efficient electricity
Gilded age of electric cars?
Technique makes electric car batteries more efficient and cost-effective, helping accelerate movement away from fossil fuels
Revising the genome
CRISPR lets scientists edit our genetic source code. This is going to be interesting.
Spider sense
Mysteries of the web
Researchers aim to determine how spiders are able to build webs from spatial memory
Neuroscience
Why we can't always stop what we've started
It takes a lightning-fast interaction among several areas in the brain to stop, reverse, or otherwise change a plan already in progress, neuroscientists find
Breakthrough Prize
Big Breakthrough for Bennett
Johns Hopkins astrophysicist Charles Bennett shares $3M Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for groundbreaking WMAP space mission
Undergraduate research
JHU 2nd at Collegiate Inventors Competition
Undergraduate students developed AssistENT, a device designed to open obstructed nostrils and aid sleep
Pauline

The idea of being able to live and learn in another place, to immerse yourself in a completely different culture … it’s just awesome.

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.

Ronald J. Daniels

Our history shows that our commitment to bold experimentation did not pass with our founding. It's at the core of who we are.