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Johns Hopkins SAIS graduates are renowned for their firm understanding of economics and their deep expertise in international relations. We provide a world-class education to launch innovative problem-solvers into impactful careers in today’s interconnected world.

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Starting in 2023

On May 12, the White House announced Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host the newly created U.S.-ASEAN Institute for Rising Leaders. Starting in 2023, the Institute will bring approximately 30 mid-career public service professionals–up to three from each of the 10 Southeast Asian Nations.

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Strategically Located in DC, Europe, and China

400+ Think Tanks

Just steps from organizations that shape the world.

175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions.

40+ Student Nationalities

Bologna, Italy: gateway to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

14 students per class on average

100% Students Receiving Scholarships

Oldest university partnership between China and US

120K+ volumes housed in top collection on international affairs

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Washington DC is an excellent backdrop for the study of international relations, with access to thought leaders, policymakers, and media outlets advancing public debate on global issues.

Johns Hopkins SAIS students gather at Dupont Circle

Our location in Dupont Circle is among Washington DC’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

School Leadership

Learn from world-class scholars and practitioners who are renowned for their scholarship, influence, and networks.

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The city of Bologna consistently ranks in the top 10 European cities for quality of life.

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Bologna is a convenient base for securing internships and employment in major capitals across the continent, where our alumni network is well-represented.

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Bologna, Italy offers a strategic gateway to the rest of Europe and to neighboring regions such as North Africa and the Middle East.

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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.

Tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and nearby mountains make Nanjing one of the most livable cities in China.

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Hopkins-Nanjing Center students form lasting ties and extensive networks to support one another throughout their careers.

Student activities provide social, cultural, and academic opportunities to understand China from a perspective beyond the classroom.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center recently celebrated its 30-year legacy as a preeminent Chinese and American institution. The HNC and its graduates have been at the forefront of efforts to build constructive relations between the US and China for over three decades.


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Our global team of career counselors have a proven track record for connecting talented students with rewarding career opportunities.

330+ employers who hired Class of 2021 graduates within six months of graduation.
50% work in the private sector with firms such as Amazon, Bain & Company, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company.
25% work in the public sector with employers such as the Federal Reserve Board, USAID, and the U.S. Department of State.
17% work in the nonprofit sector with organizations such as World Resources Institute, CARE, Climate Policy Initiative Research, and National Democratic Institute.
8% work in the multilateral sector with organizations such as Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations.
Recent Employers of MAIR Graduates
20,000 influential Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni work across sectors and around the world.