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Knowledge For The World “The best teachers are usually those who are free, competent and willing to make original researches in the library and the laboratory, The best investigators are usually those who have also the responsibilities of instruction, gaining thus the incitement of colleagues, the encouragement of pupils, the observation of the public.” - Daniel Coit Gilman, 1876

Gilchrist Hall at Johns Hopkins University’s Montgomery County Campus.”


he Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876, with the inauguration of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. “What are we aiming at?” Gilman asked in his installation address. “The encouragement of research ... and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.” The mission laid out by Gilman remains the university’s mission today, summed up in a


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simple but powerful restatement of Gilman’s own words: “Knowledge for the world.” What Gilman created was a research university, dedicated to advancing both students’ knowledge and, through research and scholarship, the state of human knowledge. Gilman believed that teaching and research are interdependent, that success in one depends on success in the other. A modern university, he believed, must do both well.

BEST OF DC: Defining Change in American Leadership  
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