Goal Nine: Policy

Knowledge and Impact

Develop new pathways to help us translate our cutting-edge research into meaningful policy ideas, and become the preeminent source of academic expertise for evidence-based policymaking in service to the nation and the world.

Since the university’s earliest days, our charge has been to bring the benefits of our discoveries to the world. This credo is written into our mission, reflected in our global reach, and etched into our campus walls. As a trusted collaborator and reasoned thought partner, we have a tremendous opportunity to bring our knowledge to the world in profound new ways. In furtherance of this mission, we aim to:

  • Strengthen our capacity to communicate our discoveries to the world.
  • Make our iconic new building in Washington, D.C., a focal point for evidence-based policy development and engagement at a national and global level.
  • Build a pipeline for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, and best practices between our campuses in Baltimore and Washington.

Why this goal is important

Even though Washington is arguably home to more governmental and nongovernmental organizations that shape the fabric of the world than any other city, and we are located closer to D.C. than all our Ivy Plus peers, our Baltimore campuses can still feel distant from so many of the policy issues that command attention in our nation’s capital. At a moment when global democracy is frayed by misinformation and uncertain access to reliable facts, we can do more to make real our long-standing commitment to bring our knowledge to people across the nation and throughout the world. And at a time when nations are turning inward and our world is becoming narrower and more parochial, we have an opportunity to deepen further our profound global reach across the full range
of our mission. 

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Time and again, we have demonstrated that when we strive and dream together, we can expand the horizons of knowledge and impact the world in extraordinary and indelible ways. Now is our chance to do so again. This strategic framework sets out ten new goals for Johns Hopkins University through 2030 under four organizing pillars: One University, Individual and Collective Excellence, Knowledge and Impact, and Community Partnership and Economic Opportunity for Baltimore and the other communities of which we are a part. We look forward with great anticipation to all that lies ahead and all that we will achieve together—as One University.