The India Institute at Johns Hopkins will be renamed to honor a recent $10 million gift from two noted businessmen and philanthropists, Raj Gupta and Steven Klinsky.
The Gupta-Klinsky India Institute will bring together Hopkins faculty, staff, students, and alumni to partner with government, academia, the private sector, and NGOs across India.
Hopkins has trained health care professionals and partnered with the Indian government for nearly a century, the university’s president Ron Daniels said in a statement.
Currently, more than 150 Hopkins faculty members and researchers are involved in India-related work.
“India is in a unique position to change people’s health around the world,” said David Peters, co-chair of the institute’s faculty steering committee, in a statement.
“It is tackling a major portion of the world’s changing disease burden and has the innovation, entrepreneurship, institutional capabilities, and intellectual capital to address the most complex and challenging issues of health, well-being, and social justice facing our world—and Johns Hopkins complements that potential and ambition like no other university,” he said.
The $10 million investment will allow the institute to enhance existing partnerships and develop new ones across India.
“Raj Gupta and Steven Klinsky have seen the great potential in the institute, and their investment will transform our work,” said Sunil Kumar, who oversees the institute, in a statement.