Washington DC & Montgomery County

Washington DC & Montgomery County 

A division of The Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students a truly international perspective on today’s critical issues. A presence on three continents sets SAIS apart and is one of our greatest strengths. We not only teach about the world, we are in the world. SAIS’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community. 

Want to know about the DC Campus' Sustainability Performance? Check out their FY2015 Campus Progress Report.

The Montgomery County Campus was established in 1988 as a cooperative venture with The Montgomery County government to fulfill economic development objectives. The campus is comprised of 36-plus acres with 215,000 square feet of office, education, and lab space, to help further JHU's research mission and excellence. MCC serves over 3,000 students, mostly working professionals, for over 50 part-time degree and certificate programs, and is home to 450 full-time and adjunct faculty members. More than 50 part-time degree and certificate programs.

Want to know about the Montgomery Campus' Sustainability Performance? Check out their FY2015 Campus Progress Report.


  • In 2016, the DC campus launched a reusable to-go container initiative in campus cafes, helping to reduce waste and engage students, staff and faculty about daily reuse opportunites more broadly
  • In FY 2013, the Montgomery County Campus transitioned its paper purchasing from non-recycled content paper to 30 percent recycled content paper. The campus purchased 96 percent of its paper with recycled content. The campus also purchased 58 fewer cases than in the previous year.
  • The campus continues to use a water filtration system that directly filters tap water.
  • The campus transitioned from disposable kitchen cups to reusable cups.
  • Since 2008, the campus decreased electricity by 16.9 percent and natural gas by 87.9 percent.
  • Since 2008, the Montgomery County Campus has decreased total emissions by 44 percent.

Key Contacts

MCC - Paula Kramer, front desk, 301-294-7000, paulak@jhu.edu
MCC - Angel Beltran, building maintenance supervisor, 301-294-7011, gbel@jhu.edu
MCC - Sherry Fisher, 301-294-7110, sherryf@jhu.edu

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.