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America’s first research university, Johns Hopkins was founded in 1867 for the purpose of expanding knowledge and putting that knowledge to work for the good of humanity. Today, Johns Hopkins has approximately 4,7800 full-time faculty, 6,300 undergraduate students, and 20,800 graduate students in 325 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Johns Hopkins comprises 10 academic and research divisions and numerous centers, institutes, and affiliated entities throughout the Baltimore-Washington area and abroad with programs located on the Homewood campus in Baltimore, in East Baltimore, in downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor, in Washington, D.C., and on campuses in Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China, as well as the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel Maryland. Johns Hopkins conducts research, educational, or related activities in more than 140 countries around the world. Perennially ranked as the nation’s leader in annual research awards, the university has exceeded its own standard over the past decade due to excellent academic leadership, committed faculty and students, innovative international programs, high levels of collegiality, and exceptional interdisciplinary collaboration. Johns Hopkins spent $2.56 billion on research and development in FY 2017. It remains the only U.S. university to cross over the $2 billion threshold. The university’s endowment is over $4.3 billion.