Founded in 1876, John Hopkins University has campuses in Maryland and Washington as well as Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China. Faculty and students conduct research on six continents across 134 countries, and more than 20 percent of students come from outside the United States. More than 21,000 students are enrolled in nine academic divisions that include arts and sciences, engineering, business, education, medicine, nursing, public health, applied physics, and music and dance. Research is a central priority with faculty and students working side by side to make world-changing discoveries that range from the implantable, rechargeable pacemaker to cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the defibrillating machine and water purification.
The university is the largest private employer in Maryland with over 47,000 people on staff, contributing more than $9.1 billion annually to the state’s economy. The John Hopkins Hospital and Health System operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and 39 primary and specialty outpatient sites. The system accommodates more than 2.8 million outpatient visits and 115,000 hospital admissions annually.
Funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has supported a range of projects in the patient care and science fields including individual researcher grants and funding for the Armstrong Institute for patient safety and quality of care.