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Schwarzman Scholars Announces Class of 2022, Applicant Numbers Speak to Continued Interest in China

December 7, 2020

New York & Beijing, December 7th, 2020 – Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, today announced its sixth class. Despite the broad-ranging implications of the global coronavirus pandemic, the large number of quality applicants this year demonstrates that interest in understanding and building relationships with China has never been stronger.

154 remarkable Schwarzman Scholars were chosen from more than 3,600 applicants, and include students from 39 countries and 99 universities. The Class of 2022 will enroll in August 2021. We are proud to have this cohort expand the breadth and diversity of the Schwarzman Scholars network – now over 600 strong – to include 5 additional countries and 34 new universities.

The Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2022 comprises an exceptional group of individuals, including a Scholar whose medical device company aims to improve the efficacy and affordability of coronary artery bypass surgery, an Amazon best-selling author, a developer of a UN and WHO-awarded app for achieving child nutrition security and reducing food waste, an award-winning Chinese film producer, Australia’s youngest Deputy Mayor, several Scholars named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and the youngest senior lecturer in Azerbaijan’s history. Information on the entire class can be found here.

“This is truly an inspirational and dynamic group of young people,” said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Founding Trustee of Schwarzman Scholars. “At a moment when the mission of Schwarzman Scholars is even more important than we could have predicted, I am confident these individuals will become people of consequence in their generation: leading intelligently, acting with integrity, and addressing the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century.”

Our Scholars were selected through a rigorous application process designed to identify leadership potential, academic ability, and strength of character. More than 400 candidates were invited to interview virtually in Beijing, London, New York or Singapore. Candidates from over 60 countries went before panels of CEOs, government officials, university presidents, journalists, and non-profit executives, among others. This year’s process marked the first time that a class of Schwarzman Scholars was selected entirely virtually, and both candidates and interviewers adapted seamlessly.

“I am excited to see what this class brings to both the Schwarzman College and greater Tsinghua University communities,” said Xue Lan, Dean of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. “Each Scholar was selected for their demonstrated leadership, excellence, and desire to grow. I look forward to meeting them in the fall.”

Once admitted, Scholars pursue a Master’s degree in Global Affairs with a core curriculum focused on three pillars: leadership, China, and global affairs. Each year, the academic program is refined to ensure alignment with current and future geopolitical priorities. Scholars are taught by leading international faculty, with frequent guest lectures from prominent global thought leaders. Beyond the classroom, Scholars gain exceptional exposure to China and access to important relationships through internships, mentors, high-profile speakers, and world-renowned faculty members. Scholars are also provided with a range of career development resources to help position them for success upon graduation.

Our unique combination of coursework, cultural immersion, and personal and professional development opportunities equip students with a well-rounded understanding of China’s changing role in the world, critically important to leadership in any field in the 21st Century.

“The members of this cohort will play crucial roles in increasing mutual understanding between China and the rest of the world, now and for years to come. I am thrilled to be welcoming this incredible group at a moment when the world needs global leaders more than ever before,” said Cordel Faulk, Director of Global Admissions.

About Schwarzman Scholars

The vision of Schwarzman Scholars is to bring together the world’s best young minds to explore and understand the economic, political and cultural factors that have contributed to China’s increasing importance as a global power, and train them to become effective links between China and the rest of the world. Through the philanthropy, foresight, and dedication of Blackstone Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman, as well as the generosity of global donors who have been inspired by the potential and importance of this program, Schwarzman Scholars has raised more than $500 million to date. These funds will help endow Schwarzman Scholars in perpetuity.

Each year, up to 200 future leaders from the U.S., China and the rest of the world matriculate as Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program have demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural and political differences. They live in Beijing for a year of intensive study and cultural immersion – attending lectures, workshops, and discussion groups; being mentored and advised by leaders across sectors; and traveling while developing a better understanding of China.

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清华大学苏世民书院2021级学者名单正式公布

12月7日,清华大学苏世民书院2021级学者名单正式公布。尽管新冠肺炎疫情在全世界范围内影响甚广,本届苏世民学者的申请仍然吸引大批高质量的优秀青年,他们想要了解中国的愿望比以往更加强烈。

新一届154名苏世民学者来自39个国家和地区的99所高校,从3600余名申请者中脱颖而出,将于2021年8月正式入学。他们的加入,让苏世民学者的全球网络扩展为拥有超过600人的群体,增加了5个新的国家和34所全新院校的来源。苏世民大家庭变得更加多样化,并且充满活力。

2021级学者由一群才华横溢的年轻人组成。一位学者的医疗器材公司致力于提高冠状动脉搭桥手术的成功率,并减轻患者的支付负担。有一位学者是亚马逊畅销书的作者。还有学者开发的一款保障儿童营养安全和减少食物浪费的APP,获得了联合国与世界卫生组织的奖励。澳大利亚最年轻的副市长和一位获奖的中国电影制片人,也加入了苏世民学者大家庭。多名学者入选福布斯“30位30岁以下精英”榜单。这届学者中还有一位来自阿塞拜疆历史上最年轻的高级讲师。

苏世民学者项目创始理事苏世民先生说:“这是一群真正充满热情、富有活力的年轻人。现阶段,苏世民学者项目肩负的使命比我们设想的更加具有重要意义。我相信,这批年轻人能够创造价值,用智慧引领这一代人,正直行事,勇敢应对21世纪人类面临的共同挑战。”

经过严格的筛选,来自60多个国家的400多位申请者被挑选参加北京、伦敦、纽约或新加坡的线上面试,考察其领导潜质、学术能力以及品格。面试官由一批卓有成就的各行各业领导者组成,包括首席执行官、大学校长、记者、非政府组织的执行官等。今年的面试也是苏世民学者项目首次全程在线面试,申请者与面试官都迅速适应,整个过程十分顺利。

清华大学苏世民书院院长薛澜表示,非常高兴看到新一届学者为苏世民书院和清华大学注入新鲜活力。每一位学者都展现出不同程度的领导潜质,优秀品格以及对成长的渴望。我期待着与他们在秋天相聚书院。

成功入选后,学者们要完成包括领导力、中国发展以及全球事务为核心的课程,审核合格后,将被授予清华大学全球领导力管理学硕士学位。每年,学术项目都会重新评估并完善,以便更好地应对不断变化的地缘政治挑战。书院有强大的由具备国际影响力和业界同行公认的知名教授团队,并为学者提供高端讲座与对话。课堂外,苏世民学者还可以通过实习机会、导师项目、高端讲座、中国社会实践等机会,深入了解中国。书院还为学者们提供不同的职业发展机会,帮助他们充分利用在北京学习的时机,制定适合自己的职业规划。

这种独一无二的课程学习、文化探索和个人与职业发展于一体的学习与生活体验,让学者更鲜活、更直观地了解中国在世界变化中的角色,也为他们成为21世纪领导者打下良好基础。

苏世民学者项目全球招生部主任范开达(Cordel Faulk)表示,这届学者在现在和未来,将为增进中国和世界的相互理解做出重要贡献。在当今世界迫切需要优秀全球领袖的特殊时期,这群优秀年轻人的加入让我们十分高兴。

第六届苏世民学者名单,详情请点击这里

苏世民学者项目简介

苏世民学者项目的愿景是将世界上最优秀的年轻人聚集在一起,共同加深对中国的了解,探索促使中国在国际重要性日益提升的经济、政治和文化因素,并培养他们成为中国与世界其他国家之间的联系纽带。得益于黑石集团联合创始人、董事会主席兼首席执行官苏世民 (Stephen A. Schwarzman) 的慈善事业、远见卓识和奉献精神,以及受这个项目的潜力和重要性所鼓舞的全球捐赠人的慷慨解囊,苏世民学者项目迄今已经筹集了 5 亿多美元。这些资金将用于支持苏世民学者项目的永久运行。

项目每年在美国、中国和世界其他国家招收至多 200 名未来领导者作为苏世民学者,前来北京清华大学攻读硕士学位。能被这个要求极高的项目录取的学者,都是拥有杰出领导能力以及可以在文化和政治方面搭建沟通桥梁的优秀青年。他们将在北京进行密集学习和文化探索,例如参加讲座、研讨会和讨论小组;接受不同领域领导者的指导和建议;以及在旅行的同时更好地了解中国。

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