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Johns Hopkins University
Krishna Subhash Vyas
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (1876) is a private university located in Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and was the first university in the United States to emphasize research in education. The mission of Hopkins is “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.” Johns Hopkins, in fact, was a model for most large research universities throughout the United States. The university boasts 32 Nobel laureates and is academically strong in every discipline, from art history to biomédical engineering to international studies to romantic languages. Johns Hopkins used $1.44 billion in science, medical, and engineering research in the 2005 fiscal year, which made it the leading U.S. academic institution in research and development spending. The National Science Foundation ranked Johns Hopkins as number one on the list of ...