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Meet President Daniels

President Ronald Daniels

Johns Hopkins’ 14th President

Since taking office in March 2009, President Daniels has focused his leadership on enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration, individual excellence, and community engagement.

These three overarching themes created the backbone of the Ten by Twenty, the university’s strategic vision through 2020, and underscore the priorities of Rising to the Challenge, Johns Hopkins’ largest-ever fundraising campaign, a $5 billion effort.

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Leadership Issues

“Be vigorous, bold, and smart in championing the truths you have discovered and hold dear.”

In his writing, his advocacy, and his personal commitment, President Daniels has taken a leadership role in a number of areas, including urban engagement, especially within the local Baltimore community; the funding of research in general and young researchers more specifically; and fostering innovation and entrepreneurialism.

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Urban Engagement

President Daniels has often said that Johns Hopkins is not only in Baltimore, but is truly and proudly of Baltimore, and he has emphasized the university’s commitment to the city throughout his tenure. More recently, in the wake of Baltimore’s unrest, he has sought to foster dialogue among government, institutions, and residents, and to enhance and expand the university’s commitment to its hometown.

Article Icon'The Economist' on Hopkins and Baltimore

Article IconJohns Hopkins launches HopkinsLocal

Article IconIncentive attracts buyers to East Baltimore

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Funding Young Scientists

Over the past three decades, the number of research grants awarded to scientists under the age of 35 has fallen significantly. President Daniels has argued that the decline occurs at our peril, submitting written testimony before a U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on research funding and authoring a paper titled, “A Generation at Risk: Young Investigators and the Future of the Biomedical Workforce.”

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Innovation

From creating new awards for entrepreneurial faculty to fostering the development of the FastForward business accelerator, President Daniels has made it a priority to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the institution, and to support faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to translate discoveries into marketable—often world-changing—inventions.

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Leadership Issues

“Be vigorous, bold, and smart in championing the truths you have discovered and hold dear.”

In his writing, his advocacy, and his personal commitment, President Daniels has taken a leadership role in a number of areas, including urban engagement, especially within the local Baltimore community; the funding of research in general and young researchers more specifically; and fostering innovation and entrepreneurialism.

President's Day of Service
Urban Engagement icon

Urban Engagement

President Daniels has often said that Johns Hopkins is not only in Baltimore, but is truly and proudly of Baltimore, and he has emphasized the university’s commitment to the city throughout his tenure. More recently, in the wake of Baltimore’s unrest, he has sought to foster dialogue among government, institutions, and residents, and to enhance and expand the university’s commitment to its hometown.

Article Icon'The Economist' on Hopkins and Baltimore

Article IconJohns Hopkins launches HopkinsLocal

Article IconIncentive attracts buyers to East Baltimore

Young Scientists icon

Funding Young Scientists

Over the past three decades, the number of research grants awarded to scientists under the age of 35 has fallen significantly. President Daniels has argued that the decline occurs at our peril, submitting written testimony before a U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on research funding and authoring a paper titled, “A Generation at Risk: Young Investigators and the Future of the Biomedical Workforce.”

Article Icon2016 Catalyst Awards Recipients

Article IconPNAS Article

Card IconWall Street Journal Op-Ed

Innovation icon

Innovation

From creating new awards for entrepreneurial faculty to fostering the development of the FastForward business accelerator, President Daniels has made it a priority to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship across the institution, and to support faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to translate discoveries into marketable—often world-changing—inventions.

Article IconMilken Institute's Global Conference

Article IconInnovation Report / Implementation Plan

Card IconJohns Hopkins Technology Ventures

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We are keenly aware of the impact a robust innovation ecosystem can have on achieving our mission of groundbreaking discovery, exceptional patient care, and service at home and around the globe.

Highlighted Speeches, Articles, and Media

July 14, 2016
President Daniels at Aspen Ideas Festival

President Daniels discussed the future of public universities at the Aspen Ideas Festival, calling attention to the increasing strain being put on state schools by governance, politics, and funding cuts.

April 8, 2016
Bloomberg~Kimmel Cancer Immunotherapy Institute Announcement

Remarks for Ronald J. Daniels Bloomberg~Kimmel Cancer Immunotherapy Institute Announcement Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, Paul and Bill. This is a momentous day for Johns Hopkins, and for all of us who are dedicated to this cause of defeating cancer. Mr. Vice President, know how grateful we are for the … Continued

April 19, 2014
President Daniels performs with Masti student dance group

It wasn’t quite “Dancing With the Stars,” but President Daniels got a taste of what a dance routine crash course is all about at the spring dance showcase.

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