Duke Kunshan University Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Brown Bullock will serve on the Academic Advisory Council of the new Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
The Schwarzman Scholars is a $300 million (¥1.8 billion) program that will send 200 students per year to Tsinghua University for a one-year master’s degree program.
“The establishment of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University reminds us of Tsinghua's early twentieth century American origins and guarantees its continuing prominence in twenty-first century U.S.-China relations,” Bullock said.
Duke University President Richard Brodhead will serve as an honorary member of the Schwartzman Scholars Advisory Board. “Education is the most critical bridge we can build across cultural divides,” Brodhead said. “Students from around the world would be wise to consider a year of study in China, particularly when paired with the access and exposure that Schwarzman Scholars provides. Understanding China will be an increasingly valuable asset in future years. My congratulations to Steve Schwarzman and Tsinghua University for this bold new partnership,” he continued.