New partnership offers global perspective in emerging BME disciplines, product development
The Johns Hopkins University’s top-ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering has entered into an international partnership with the world’s No. 1 engineering school, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, to give master’s level students the opportunity to earn graduate degrees from both institutions.
The Tsinghua JHU-BME Dual Degree MS program, finalized in May 2018, marks the first academic collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, which boasts the nation’s top-ranked graduate programs, and Chinese powerhouse Tsinghua University, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the world’s best global engineering school. The initiative will further enhance the research collaboration between the two institutions that started in 2008 with the establishment of a joint Center for Biomedical Engineering Research.
Over the two-year curriculum, students will study and conduct research in the United States and China, earning an MSE degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins and an MS degree from the Tsinghua Electronic Engineering or Biomedical Engineering departments.
“This partnership brings together the two best engineering programs in the world to position our students at the forefront of the rapidly expanding and dynamic medical technology innovation field,” says Michael I. Miller, the Bessie Darling Massey Professor and Director of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins. “The future of biomedical engineering education is global, and we are proud to partner with Tsinghua University to offer students this exciting opportunity.”