The University as a Pillar of the Community
In an article in The Times Higher Education Supplement, Johns Hopkins is lauded for the depth of its commitment to Baltimore City.
“Hopkins has made improving life in Baltimore a core part of its mission. Aims and initiatives include economic development via a major house-building project; hard targets to increase spending with local businesses and hiring workers from deprived areas; and using the expertise of its researchers in partnership with the city to address social problems – including working with the police to develop data-driven strategies tackling gun crime. According to Hopkins’ leaders, this amounts to a civic programme that is unique in its scope and ambition.”