Schwarzman Scholars programme to launch in 2016
Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, the newly launched Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century by preparing scholars to better understand China’s culture, economy, governance and evolving role in the world. Up to 200 Scholars chosen annually from around the world for this highly selective, fully-funded program will have an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China, its people and a global group of promising leaders.
The program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Economics and Business or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Tsinghua is one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education with a 100 year history of strengthening ties between China and the rest of the world and a record of producing leaders such as President Xi Jinping, former President Hu Jintao, and former Premier Zhu Rongji.
More information can be found at schwarzmanscholars.org. A presentation on the scheme will take place at UCL on Tuesday 16 February at 4pm in the Galton Lecture Theatre (Room 115), 1-19 Torrington Place. SIGN UP HERE.