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.

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.

Matthew

I think it’s important that everyone is well-rounded and balanced, rather than just focusing on one specific field.

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.

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
Curiosity Rover
Scientists teach an old rover new tricks
Scientists use the rover to collect the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth
Substance abuse
Missed opportunities in overdose coverage
Only 216 of the 42,500 news reports about Demi Lovato's alleged overdose included mention of national addiction hotline, 1-800-662-HELP
Public health
Searching for a vaccine against mistrust
Outbreaks of once-controlled diseases such as measles are rising around the world. A look at the misinformation behind the growing anti-vax movement.
Physics+Astronomy
Distant planet vanishing at record speed
Hubble's discovery of a rare Neptune-sized exoplanet 96 light-years away will help astronomers understand how planets evolve
cybersecurity
Grid locked
Johns Hopkins computer scientists develop a tool to protect power grids from cyberattacks
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.