Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Joint Venture

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is unique among the SAIS campuses in that it is a joint venture between Johns Hopkins University SAIS and Nanjing University.  As such, our student body is composed of Chinese and international students who are bilingual in both English and Chinese.  While the admissions offices are separate (citizens of the PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao should apply through Nanjing University rather than through our DC-based office), the two universities work closely together regarding all other aspects of the program.  In light of this, members of the DC office of the HNC are in Nanjing this week for the 2013 meeting of the Joint Academic Committee (JAC).  Faculty and administrators from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Nanjing University, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center itself form the JAC and meet each year to discuss curriculum changes, hiring faculty, and other issues that affect students at the Center.  It’s also an opportunity to hear feedback from current students before they leave for winter break early next week.

Don’t worry though, we still have admissions staff members in DC available to answer your application questions!  The HNC Certificate and MAIS applications are due on February 1 so request your CAL Chinese Proficiency Test today!