Johns Hopkins sets its sights on a new strategic vision

The university will renew the collaborative process of reviewing progress under the 'Ten by Twenty' strategic plan and mapping the next phase of JHU's future together

Two years after beginning a collaborative strategic visioning process, only to pause in response to the urgent demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins University is relaunching the work of evaluating Johns Hopkins' Ten by Twenty strategic vision and mapping the next phase of the university's future.

In a message to the Hopkins community today, JHU President Ron Daniels announced that the university will renew a process that began in early 2020, when more than 400 members of the university community participated in listening sessions and shared their perspectives and ideas on the Ten by Twenty, the strategic plan for Daniels' first decade as JHU's president.

The Ten by Twenty is focused on four core pillars:

"For the last decade, these collective principles have anchored Johns Hopkins University's astounding progress toward our achieving our most ambitious ideas and aspirations," Daniels wrote, "and they certainly fueled our work during the pandemic as well, as we shared essential data and expertise through the Coronavirus Resource Center, launched new interdisciplinary research initiatives, and worked with our partners across Baltimore to strengthen our communities and support our neighbors."

As the university looks forward and charts a path together, Daniels said he was excited to convene conversations with faculty, staff, students, and community partners in the months ahead, to consider "the critical questions that will shape our strategic vision for the years ahead."

Individuals are encouraged to share their ideas and feedback by participating in one of these conversations, by email at, and/or via an online form.

"Thank you for everything you have done to set our university on such an extraordinary trajectory," Daniels wrote, "and for bringing your imagination and partnership to the crafting of a plan for our shared future that embodies our university's tremendous promise."