Georgetown’s main campus houses six schools that offer an array of intellectually rigorous programs designed to guide our undergraduate and graduate students toward their academic and professional goals. Our degrees include the arts and sciences, international relations, business administration, public policy, specialized certificates and continuing education programs, and executive education.

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  • Research without a Product is not yet Research
    May 23, 2018
    It is often said that universities have three purposes: 1) the education and formation of their students; 2) the scholarly inquiry of their faculty, and 3) service to the common good. Of course, all of these are synergistic. This is a post about scholarly inquiry or research, which could be viewed as a successor to […]
  • Why Do Universities Support Research?
    May 16, 2018
    We live in times of diminished reputation of the higher education sector within the US. In the last few years public opinion has leaned toward less trust in the institutions of higher education, either because of their perceived ideological homogeneity and/or their high cost. The Great Recession forced attention on getting jobs, as the labor […]
  • The National Urban Fellows at the McCourt School
    May 10, 2018
    A few days ago, we had a wonderful announcement and reception for a new program at the McCourt School of Public Policy: an alliance with the National Urban Fellows (NUF). This alliance will bring to the School an annual cohort of 30-40 midcareer professionals to pursue a Master’s of Policy Management degree. The mission of […]
  • Faculty Search Requests
    May 2, 2018
    This is the time in the year when deans present proposals to the university for additional members of the faculty. In most cases, the proposals originate through faculty initiatives. They are vetted within departments/units and forwarded to the school dean. The deans then review the proposals and attempt to fit them into the budgetary constraints […]