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Bloomberg Distinguished Professors spread interdisciplinary thinking

A Model for the Future of Academia 

To take on enormous challenges like those defined by the university's signature initiatives — and indeed to understand and solve many complex problems — Johns Hopkins must find and develop faculty members and students capable of in-depth specialization, yet prepared to work in multiple areas traditionally regarded as separate.

Such transformational thinking underlies the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships, 50 unique faculty positions created with $250 million of a landmark $350 million gift from alumnus and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, to foster interdisciplinary collaboration across the institution's many divisions. Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships help deepen the university's well-known capacity for collaboration, bringing new leaders and their ideas to our campuses, training new collaborative scholars, and serving as a model for the future of academia.

Meet the Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

You can learn more about the backgrounds and research interests of the current Bloomberg Distinguished Professors on the Johns Hopkins University Research website. Return to that site regularily for updates on their achievements and news about future appointments. 

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