Host: Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University (host university) was established as the first research university in the United States in 1876 and is a world leader in both teaching and research. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Applied Physics Laboratory is a division of the university co-equal to the nine schools, but with a non-academic, research-based mission. APL supports national security and also pursues space science, exploration of the Solar System and other civilian research and development.