A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. Our strategic campus locations in Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China, provide opportunities to ensure students gain a truly global perspective. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world.
The school's mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.
A Johns Hopkins SAIS education combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. Graduates are known for their interdisciplinary breadth and solid foundation in economics—prerequisites for a successful career in international relations. The result: innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic and cultural expertise to confront complex global challenges.