Johns Hopkins University

About

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University is America’s first research university. Its mission is “to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.”

For more than 140 years, Johns Hopkins faculty, including 27 Nobel laureates past and present, have worked side by side with students in a tireless pursuit of discovery. Their efforts have led to countless advances in human knowledge that include the first color photograph of Earth taken from space and the research that led to child safety restraint laws, rubber surgical gloves, and the system of water purification by chlorination that was eventually adopted by every major municipal and industrial water supply system in the country and many other parts of the world.

The good work continues, with faculty conducting research in the humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and health and medicine—and about two-thirds of our undergraduates engaging in some form of research during their time here.