The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University opened Feb. 22, 1876, with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. "What are we aiming at?" Gilman asked in his installation address. "The encouragement of research ... and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell."
Building from scratch, rather than taking over an existing institution, freed Gilman to create something entirely new, at least in the United States. He established a research university, dedicated not just to advancing students' knowledge but also to advancing the state of human knowledge generally, through research and scholarship.

Gilman dismissed the notion that teaching and research are separate endeavors; he believed that success in one depended on success in the other. "The best teachers are usually those who are free, competent and willing to make original researches in the library and the laboratory," Gilman said. "The best investigators are usually those who have also the responsibilities of instruction, gaining thus the incitement of colleagues... [ Read All ]


United States

140 Garland Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street
MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-8171
Fax: 410-516-6025

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Our Aims

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.  

Location and Getting there  

Department and information about the department

The Homewood Art Workshops were established in 1974 to provide undergraduates a studio environment in which to pursue their creative interests. The Workshops support the academic
mission of the University by giving students the
opportunity to participate in an accredited visual
arts program. Through classes offeredby the Homewood Art Workshops, students can enrich their lives while diversifying and
broadening their educational experience.  

Academic Staff and Description  

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News and Events  

Information For  Undergraduates  

Information For  Postgraduates  

Information For  International Students  


Student Facilities  

Student Support  

Student Life

The Office of the Dean of Student Life is directly responsible for many of the co-curricular programs on campus. The dean and her staff are accessible advocates for both the individual and group needs of students. Two associate deans support the dean—one in student development and programming, and one with orientation and judicial affairs. In addition to serving both undergraduate and graduate student populations, the office works with the dean of enrollment and academic services, the academic deans, and central administration to improve the quality of student life.  


It is a proven fact that most learning happens outside the classroom. Within the residence halls, you will learn and grow as a productive citizen and resident with opportunities that challenge and explore your own personal development.  

How To Apply  

Visit us (open days)

Visiting the Homewood campus is the best way to get a real feel for what the Hopkins experience is all about. We offer a wide variety of options, from a comprehensive overview to a more detailed visit.  

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