The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies – SAIS Europe

Introduction

About SAIS Europe

With a global presence that includes campuses on three continents, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is an American institution offering graduate programs and contributing to research, policy and innovation worldwide.

Bologna, Italy is home to SAIS Europe, which for over 60 years has used its strategic position in the heart of Europe to train leaders in international affairs worldwide. One of Bologna’s nicknames is la dotta – the learned – describing its deep academic tradition as the birthplace of university education in Europe.

SAIS Europe is characterized by its international faculty and close-knit community of approximately 200 students, representing over 40 countries. Approximately half of the incoming class chooses to begin the Master of Arts degree at SAIS Europe. Second-year students may also complete the program in Bologna. Cooperative degree programs with European universities and a 13-month Master of Arts in Global Risk provide additional opportunities to study at SAIS Europe.

We arrived at Bologna; there is no place more pleasant and free in the whole world. - Petrarch

Location

Bologna is a university town, steeped in history and culture, and known as the gastronomic capital of Italy. SAIS Europe students usually choose to live together in apartments within the medieval city walls, commuting by foot or by bike around town. Leave your umbrella at home – the 38km of porticos have got you covered.

Bologna has one of the highest per capita incomes and lowest unemployment rates in Italy, and it consistently ranks in the top 10 European cities for quality of life. It is the seventh most populous city in the country, located in the heart of a metropolitan area of about one million.

At the crossroads of the national railway system, high speed trains get you from Bologna to Florence in 30 minutes, to Milan in an hour and to Rome in just two hours. The Adriatic coast can be reached by car or train in about an hour. The G. Marconi International Airport (BLQ) is the third largest in Italy, offering numerous low-cost flights to European destinations daily.

The SAIS Europe campus shares the neighborhood with UNIBO, the oldest university in Europe, founded in 1088. With 80,000 students, UNIBO provides countless opportunities for SAIS Europe students to interact with their Italian counterparts, including sports teams, musical ensembles, language exchanges and more.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts (MA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna USA Washington DC + 2 more

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. [+]

Students enrolled in the two-year MA program can elect to spend either their first or second year at SAIS Europe or both years in Washington, DC. Approximately half of the Johns Hopkins SAIS class choose to begin the program in Bologna. Students at SAIS Europe may pursue any of the academic program concentrations or economics specializations offered within the MA. Those interested in concentrations requiring proficiency in languages other than the eight offered at SAIS Europe must first speak with the relevant academic program director.

Overview

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. Students have the advantage of designing their own curriculum consisting of eight non-language courses (worth a total of 32 credits). They may also affiliate themselves with an academic program to gain in-depth insight into a specific field of study. Students complete the program in one academic year while on leave, sabbatical or seeking employment post-degree.... [-]


Master of Arts in Global Risk (MAGR)

Campus Full time 13 months August 2018 Italy Bologna

This 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS Europe by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a practicum or original thesis. [+]

This 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS Europe by introducing students to a broad array of concepts and tools in the social sciences necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. Students complete a capstone project in the form of a practicum or original thesis.

Analyze, Assess, Act: Tackling Risk in the 21st Century

The instability that has characterized the last decade has increased the demand for qualified professionals who are able to understand and analyze global risk in its many forms. Today's risk experts are no longer confined to the realm of actuarial tables or financial derivatives. Technology, politics, the environment, regulation, immigration, pandemics, and religious extremism are all areas where the theoretical frameworks of risk and uncertainty provide key insights and drive decision-making in both the public and private sectors.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna

This two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program. [+]

This two-year degree program is research-focused, allowing students to produce an original 20,000-word thesis. Students may pursue both years of the MAIA in Bologna or one year at another participating European university as part of a cooperative degree program. It does not require a concentration and allows students to submit a thesis in lieu of two of the 16 non-language courses normally required for the MA Applicants put forward a research proposal which, if accepted, becomes the subject of an MAIA thesis in the second year.

A World of Resources

The Students

Dual degree programs with University of Bologna in Italy, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria, Sciences Po Lille in France, or University of Leiden in the Netherlands are offered under this program, enabling students to experience the diverse academic environments. With access to archives and libraries across Europe, MAIA students benefit from a wealth of international resources for their research.... [-]


Master

Master of International Public Policy (MIPP)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Italy Bologna USA Washington DC + 2 more

The MIPP is completed in one academic year. It is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Students tailor their coursework to focus on areas of greatest importance to their careers. MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and bring substantial practical experience into classroom discussions. [+]

The MIPP is completed in one academic year. It is designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop advanced analytical and leadership skills. Students tailor their coursework to focus on areas of greatest importance to their careers. MIPP students represent diverse employment sectors and bring substantial practical experience into classroom discussions.

Overview

This full-time program is designed for experienced professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience who wish to develop the advanced analytical and leadership skills necessary to formulate and advocate policy on key international issues. Students have the advantage of designing their own curriculum consisting of eight non-language courses (worth a total of 32 credits). They may also affiliate themselves with an academic program to gain in-depth insight into a specific field of study. Students complete the program in one academic year while on leave, sabbatical or seeking employment post-degree.... [-]


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Johns Hopkins University – SAIS Europe

Address Bologna Center via Belmeloro, 11
40126 Bologna, Italy
Website http://www.sais-jhu.edu/
Phone +39 051 291 7811