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The city of Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province, former capital of six Chinese dynasties, and just over one hour from Shanghai by train.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers academic concentrations in International Politics, International Economics, Comparative and International Law, Energy, Resources and Environment (ERE), and Chinese and American Studies.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is a one-of-a-kind community, where Chinese and international students live together and take courses in their target language.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center's unique curriculum gives graduates a competitive edge in careers that will manage China's relationships across public, private, and multilateral sectors.


The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) was established in 1986 as a groundbreaking educational partnership, cooperatively administered by The Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. The HNC’s distinctive bilingual learning community and unique target-language graduate curriculum are deeply rooted in its 30-year history as a preeminent Chinese and American institution. Today, the HNC continues to serve as a model of what the U.S. and China can achieve through a shared commitment to open academic inquiry and collaboration. This groundbreaking academic center continues to innovate by adding new areas of study, exploring new approaches to teaching, and actively working to recruit new students from an even broader range of backgrounds and interests.
“Through 30 years of ups and downs in the relationship between China and the United States, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center has overcome its own challenges and thrived. It has done so because at its core is a simple, and vital, mission—to help Americans learn about the real China and Chinese to learn about the real United States.” 
-       Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, June 2016