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Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative serves as a platform for high-level academic research and policy discussion that will engage the major issues of the day. Through its academic activities, the Initiative aims to contribute to the debates on international political economy and improve on our understanding of the critical challenges policymakers face in today’s interdependent environment.

Many students have bicycles, which are convenient modes of transportation anywhere in the city. This page includes information about bike safety, security awareness tips, and bike-sharing programs. 


The page helps you plan for the costs associated with your education at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and for the cost of attendance for the upcoming academic year.

The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR) is the research division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of SAIS faculty, students and scholars. The work of the BIPR is made available to the public with the goal of providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international public policy.

Bologna, Italy is home to SAIS Europe, which for over 60 years has used its strategic position in the heart of Europe to train leaders in international affairs worldwide. SAIS Europe is characterized by its international faculty and close-knit community of approximately 200 students, representing over 40 countries. Approximately half of the incoming class chooses to begin the Master of Arts degree at SAIS Europe. Second-year students may also complete the program in Bologna. Cooperative degree programs with European universities and a 13-month Master of Arts in Global Risk provide additional opportunities to study at SAIS Europe.

Burmese is one of four Southeast Asian languages offered at the school. It is offered at levels based on students' needs and demands.

Hopkins-Nanjing Center

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind educational collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.

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Prepared for leadership by their SAIS education and committed to serve, SAIS graduates are finding innovative and successful solutions to critical global issues.