Integrating University-wide expertise
The Alliance for a Healthier World is designed as a boundary-spanning endeavor. This involves linking researchers across disciplines; bridging interests of policy-makers, practitioners, civil society, vulnerable populations and academics; and networking with those working in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, international relations, engineering, computational and clinical sciences around a common theme of global health equity – good health and wellbeing for all.
JHU faculty, students and partners from the fields of medicine, nursing, public health, international relations, engineering, education, business, the social sciences, creative arts and bioethics work shoulder to shoulder during collaborative events, research grants and other knowledge sharing activities. AHW also works closely with local communities and partner organizations based around the world to refine, test and implement new knowledge.
Applied Physics Lab (APL)
Innovating for Impact - For more than 70 years, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, the nation's largest university affiliated research center, has provided critical contributions to critical challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development, and analysis. APL's scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. Their four main sponsored areas of work are air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science.
Berman Institute of Bioethics
Established in 1995, the Berman Institute now consists of more than 35 faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Faculty work collaboratively across the Institute’s program areas. Their vision is to achieve more ethical practices and policies relevant to human health. Berman Institute is to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Protecting Health, Saving Lives – Millions at Time
Founded in 1916 as the first institution of its kind in the world, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is dedicated to the education of a diverse group of research scientists and public health professionals, a process inseparably linked to the discovery and application of new knowledge, and through these activities, to the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability around the world. The Bloomberg School is the largest school of public health in the world and has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 1994.
Carey Business School
Teaching Business with Humanity in Mind
In December 2006, Johns Hopkins University trustees, in response to a $50 million gift from William Polk Carey, voted to establish a new business school dedicated to producing future leaders with broad, interdisciplinary knowledge. The Carey Business School opened January 1, 2007, continuing the Johns Hopkins tradition of bringing innovative business management programs to the ever-changing workplace.
School of Medicine
From its beginnings, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revolutionized the education of physicians, the practice of medicine, and medical research nationally and internationally by applying unprecedented standards to medical training. Rigid entrance requirements were established; the curriculum emphasized scientific methods as well as bedside teaching, laboratory research, and advanced training in specialized fields. For the first time ever in the United States, women were admitted as medical students on an equal basis with men. Today, the school annually receives more research grants from the National Institutes of Health than any other medical school and consistently is ranked among the top medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The mission of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is the discovery—the creation of knowledge through scholarship and research, and the education of our students, undergraduate and graduate alike. The school’s unique character derives from its commitment to choose carefully what is worth pursuing and to do so without compromise. The school’s academic programs in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences are renowned for their excellence and intensity, and notable for the wide range of interdisciplinary opportunities they provide.
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Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Today, the school offers a global perspective across three locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as “the first major intellectual and arts center in an American city” by philanthropist George Peabody. Now celebrating 40 years as a division of Johns Hopkins University, the Peabody Institute trains musicians and dancers of every age, stages nearly 1,000 concerts and events each year, and extends music and musical training throughout the community. Building on its rich history of professional music training at the highest level and focused on the four pillars of excellence, interdisciplinary experiences, innovation, and community connectivity, Peabody is introducing the Breakthrough Curriculum in Music Leadership to prepare artists for a world that is constantly changing yet still deeply in need of what music brings to the human experience.
School of Education
For more than a century, the School of Education has prepared educators to make a difference in the lives of children and adults. Founded in 1909 as the College Courses for Teachers, the school addresses some of the most challenging problems facing education today through graduate and doctoral programs; research and development activities; external partnerships with school systems, educational entrepreneurs, and health care-related organizations; and collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins research community. Ranked as one of the top graduate schools of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the school houses three research centers: the Center for Research and Reform in Education, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, and the Center for Technology in Education. The school’s nationally renowned Division of Public Safety Leadership provides degree programs that foster current and future public safety leaders.
School of Nursing
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses both opened in 1889. Founders M. Adelaide Nutting, Isabel Hampton Robb, and Lavinia Dock established what would become the national model for nursing education. Renamed the School of Nursing, it became a division of the Johns Hopkins University in 1983 and opened its doors to students in 1984. Today, the school is a global leader in nursing research, education, and scholarship, and is regularly ranked among the best graduate school of nursing in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school and its baccalaureate, master’s, PhD, and DNP programs are recognized for excellence in educating nurses who set the highest standards for patient care and become innovative national and international leaders.
Whiting School of Engineering
The Whiting School of Engineering prides itself on being a leader in innovation and research. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the university’s programs in biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, and environmental health among the best in the country. The school's graduates include former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and chairman of Liberty Media John C. Malone.
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