Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Joint Venture

JAC 2013 in Nanjing
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is unique among the SAIS locations 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, a delegation from Nanjing will be in DC next week for the 2015 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 HNC.  

Don’t worry though, we'll still have admissions staff members available to answer your application questions!  The deadline to take the STAMP Chinese Proficiency Test is February 1 for HNC Certificate and HNC MAIS applicants, so request your STAMP test today!