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A Global Presence, an International Perspective

For 75 years, students have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to build their professional networks, learn from renowned faculty, train with policy practitioners, and gain hands-on work experience.
The school was founded in 1943 by Paul H. Nitze and Christian A. Herter who sought new methods of preparing men and women to cope with the international responsibilities that would be thrust upon the United States following the end of World War II. Scholars and professionals were assembled to teach an academic curriculum emphasizing international relations theory, international economics, and foreign languages. That education, combined with skills training and experiential learning, would prepare students for impact-oriented work in policy and other sectors. In 1955, a campus in Bologna, Italy was established, and in 1986 the school initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China in Nanjing.
Today, guided by the vision of its founders, the school’s cadre of expert faculty prepares students for exciting careers across sectors and around the world. With a global alumni network of more than 20,000 graduates, you can be sure to find our alumni taking action all over the world. From private-sector executives to entrepreneurs, leaders of nongovernmental organizations to ambassadors, and international media correspondents to energy consultants, alumni of the school are known for being innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and policy expertise to address today’s most pressing challenges.


Diversity and Inclusion

Johns Hopkins University  and the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is deeply committed to the dignity and equality of all persons—inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, religion, military status, or political beliefs.

By delivering thought-provoking programming, elevating new perspectives on campus, and employing recruitment strategies aimed at increasing the diversity of faculty, staff, and students, Johns Hopkins SAIS aims to cultivate a community where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Fostering an environment of respect and inclusion is central to the mission of the school and its commitment to celebrating the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and lifestyles of its students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about the university’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion [3] webpage.

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Nanjing, China
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