Steve Schwarzman Academy opening ceremony, the first row between Chinese Vice Premier Liu, left for the United States Chairman Steve Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group, second from the right for Australia’s former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
22, United States youth Ke Han (Teddy Cohan) cannot be regarded as a “China fan”. Before joining Steve Schwarzman’s College in Tsinghua University, he has never even set foot in the East Asian or Chinese class has not been selected, until his senior year, build a door “in China after 1949,” history lesson. But looking forward to becoming United States politicians to believe that, in the future of United States politics, no matter what position, must know something about China. Lu Xiaohui and his provincial team of Rugby Olympic
Ke Han first named Steve Schwarzman’s College Chinese student interspersed throughout the “future leaders” have different understandings and expectations, “Steve Schwarzman Leadership Academy training may be more of a cooperative force … … Chinese students in the College is to view it as more of a training field and the opportunity to learn from each other, rather than to be leaders in the future. ”
However, China and the cognitive differences among young people for the future leadership of the world, does not seem to affect the project sponsor big idea, Steve Schwarzman’s College Executive Vice President Pan Qingzhong recently surging in Beijing News (www.thepaper.CN) said in an interview, idea of establishing a College from Tsinghua’s century-old strategy, “our intention is, as a platform for future leaders to understand each other. ”
In 2016, the by United States Chairman Steve Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group (Stephen Schwarzman) and Tsinghua University jointly funding established, Li daokui, an economist and served as President of the College ushered in the first batch of “Steve Schwarzman scholar”, just a school then raises concern. September 10 opening ceremony the same day, it became the CCTV news headlines, China’s President, XI Jinping, United States President Barack Obama to his message, respectively, Chinese Vice-Premier of the State Council Liu yandong attended the ceremony and delivered a speech.
About China, starting from Sun Tzu
Steve Schwarzman’s College. Journalists surging Xue Yong
Steve Schwarzman’s College is located in the northeast corner of the Park of Tsinghua University, its designer, Robert a.m. Stern, Dean of architecture at Yale University (Robert Stern) is one of the founders of postmodern architectural style. Grey tiles from the roof to the Red edge of the pane, this courtyard building of Chinese elements. In the bright and spacious interior, it combines teaching building, library, dormitory, dining room, living space in one’s design mimics a Yale United States private residential colleges at the University, gives a sense of Chinese and Western.
This kind of architectural aesthetic pursuit, as reflected in the curriculum and taught teachers on the set of arrangements. A month of school, in Canada National Tsinghua University philosophy professor Daniel a. Bell (Daniel Bell) together with Wang Hui, a professor in the Chinese Department opened “China’s culture, history and values” curriculum, the first batch of “Steve Schwarzman scholars” have begun to read the English version of Sun Tzu. Extracurricular reading students participate in philosophy being Daniel Bell read Tang dynasty masterpieces under the guidance of the Zhen Guan Zheng, this is one of the Tang dynasty historian Wu Jing with political history, mainly recorded in early Tang dynasty, China’s political, economic measures.
Library of Chinese classics. Journalists surging Xue Yong
“Subdue the army without a fight, the good by doing good. “This is a United States student Ke Han impresses on Sun Tzu’s words. This “sacred” to avoid war as the best way, which greatly than Ke Han expected. In political circles have discussed how the United States should avoid emerging challenge existing power “Thucydides traps” when Ke Han also believes that China’s rise does not mean that China is bound to conflict, mutual understanding is an important way to avoid conflict.
“I want to know how Chinese view their country and Sino-US relations. “From the United States ranked Liberal Arts College Williams College graduates admitted to China, mainly from the United States media, but he would like to” see the true picture. “
A month of school, has just started his understanding of China. Currently, he is the biggest found: very similar to the Chinese and Americans, taking into account the problems are very real, rather than, as mentioned in the Western media as full of ideological conflict.
Next, he will take “environmental policy and management”, “reform and social change in China,” “China’s political system,” and “international relations” and so on. He was prepared for college students to organize discussion groups and Chinese students to discuss United States elections and other hot political topics, attend campus of Tsinghua students experience Chinese politics, on the basketball court to make more Chinese friends and contacts outside of how to educate the broader Chinese society.
Different from the wish to avoid war through diplomatic Ke Han, majoring in economics and management of United States students Guan Kai (Zachary Kay) as a Sino-US commercial ties between. “China and the United States companies can make a lot of money in the other country, so there is plenty of room for cooperation in the two countries. “He said.
Graduated from United States Georgetown Guan Kai believes that United States companies to understand how China works. He had just heard something through the news media of China’s political and economic situation to China this time was to learn more about Chinese enterprises and the business environment, and the differences in Chinese and American thinking.
To that end, he joined the Tsinghua University Symphony Orchestra bass, internship is also prepared to go to China. He is especially interested in State-owned enterprises, because, in his eyes, this is one of the biggest differences between Sino-US economic.
Lunch time is a college student and Professor exchange opportunities. Journalists surging Xue Yong
Just one year study time to answer so many “big” issue, apparently difficult is not small. Pan Qingzhong, Deputy Director, said Tsinghua University had long discussions, and finally decided to give students a real China, rather than indoctrination and deliberately create a certain image of China.
For example, in the name of “Deep Dive” (deep dive) experience tours, the students will be arranged to go to Suzhou and Suzhou Xian–mostly around developed areas, and far beyond in XI ‘ an, there is poor – living in the cave, “such activities will enable students to perceive aspects of China. ”
Chinese students in the College and Suoo were able to share her experience: in the face of various social problems, even among students in China also because of different backgrounds and have different experiences and opinions, so it’s hard to say to foreign students can display some fixed, only the image of China. While the investigation can allow students to see, might be better.
Diversified College is also on the teaching staff, hire teachers from Europe, America and Asia, the developing countries of Africa, sometimes a course taught by Professor, avoided only by Chinese professors teaching situation. However, said Pan Qingzhong, Tsinghua remained a dominant of the course, Tsinghua University teachers to start all over. While students in selected classes also have degrees of freedom, will be free to assimilate knowledge, rather than just passively accept propaganda.
Tsinghua University is a special pairing for every foreign student a student Ambassador, Ambassador also made it clear the selection reflects this idea. Doctor of information sciences student in grade three, Ambassador Su Yuhan surging on news that Western media coverage of China is sometimes more extreme, so hope to foreign students of Tsinghua University show a more complete image of China.
Steve Schwarzman’s College United States Executive Director Xue Weide (Nigel Thrift) surging on news that the main purpose of the Academy is to promote mutual understanding, because the future leadership need to understand China, understand, understanding Chinese.
Sino-foreign joint ventures, “Tsinghua” made?
Steve Schwarzman’s College Hall on the first floor of the national flag. Journalists surging Xue Yong
As a United Kingdom University of Warwick, former President, Xue Weide refers to “future leaders” not only from the United States, but also from all over the world.
Steve Schwarzman’s College’s first batch of a total of 110 students from 70 universities in 31 countries, of which 45% from the United States, 20% from China, 35% from other countries and regions.
Global Director of admissions luobote·jialisi (Robert Garris) that Steve Schwarzman’s intention is to make “next generation United States leaders of” China acquired a deeper understanding, so students are American. But the management team come to realize that, with students from different countries live together, learn more help with students ‘ all-round development, admissions should not be confined to the two countries.
Pan Qingzhong, Deputy Director also said that Steve Schwarzman hoped at first College in the United States and Chinese students were 80% and 20% respectively, but this limits the international influence of the project, so the two sides after the negotiation reduce United States students, joining Europe and Asia, and more attention to third world countries, China, and later joined the South America and Africa.
Steve Schwarzman and college students. Steve Schwarzman’s College site map
“Migrations have taken place away from the center of power in the world. “Garis said,” early 20th century project like Steve Schwarzman scholars will be established in the United Kingdom and 21st century, such a project is established in China. ”
This change in the pattern of development strategy coincides with Tsinghua University. Pan Qingzhong said that idea of establishing a College from Tsinghua’s century-old strategy: Tsinghua School from 1911 to 2011, Tsinghua in China and cultivate a backbone in many fields such as politics, science, “and in the next hundred years, Tsinghua University hopes to foster talents for the world.”
Longtime Steve Schwarzman of the Tsinghua School of Economics and management members agreed to pay for this new project. Likewise served as a member of the school of Economics and Adviser to McKinsey, Chairman and global President Mr Barton (Dominic Barton) suggested that, instead of establishing a uniform student exchange programs, rather than mimic United Kingdom of Rhodes, “sophisticated” line.
He himself has accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to the United Kingdom at Oxford University. This scholarship was founded in 1902 annual selection of 95 students from around the world to the University of Oxford graduate, only in the United States, trained former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of defense leaders such as Jimmy Carter, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice. While in Canada, and Australia and other Governments, as well as business, academia, often Rhodes scholars figure.
In 1968, received a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, the United States, former President Bill Clinton.
In the eyes of admissions Director Mick Garris, conform to the trend of the 21st century Steve Schwarzman scholar program and Rhodes have a very similar vision. “We hope to build a network of relationships, after 20-30, Steve Schwarzman scholar in global business, politics, nonprofit organization making a pivotal position. “He said,” they can use their understanding of China, you can also use their established relationships in the Academy and serve as a bridge between their home countries and China. ”
Although Steve Schwarzman’s College United States financier named, but it is the start of Tsinghua University and led the project. Pan Qingzhong, Deputy Director, said, the College’s curriculum, term structure designed by Tsinghua University, the main lecturing professors from Tsinghua University. Garis said, the College’s New York Office is primarily responsible for recruiting international students, recruiting foreign professors, academic affairs, campus life is dominated by the Tsinghua University, the two sides cooperate with each other and reach agreement.
The friction in Sino-US relations and cooperation, and cultural exchanges are an area of increased cooperation between the two countries in recent years. As part of the Sino-US education cooperation, Steve Schwarzman scholar program has been included in the list of high-level consultations on Sino-American cultural exchange. In the June consultations, common are included in the results list with Peking University, Yen Ching Restaurant school. Previously, Kunshan, Shanghai, New York University, Duke University, Kean University in Wenzhou and other Sino-American educational program was included in the results list.
According to reports, the College awarded the degree is master of management (leadership), is divided into three major directions: public policy, economic management, international studies. Pan Qingzhong, public policy and international studies and politics, such as the United States served as Secretary of State, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and other such social science major at College. However, the first half economic direction.
Master of management degree and administered by the hot, dilute the Academy political mean? Pan Qingzhong explained that international relations can not be separated from economic and diplomatic negotiations often involve economic interests, whether in China or other countries, urgent need to master the basic economic concepts and hands-on experience of the diplomatic personnel. Tsinghua wants innovation through interdisciplinary.
Remains to be seen whether leaders
Political books in the library. Journalists surging Xue Yong
Although the Academy is committed to developing “future world leader”, but the respondents admitted, leaders of his way out.
Pan Qingzhong, Deputy Director said that even college students in the future not as a political leader, but it can also be used as a platform to promote understanding between the future backbone of the world.
United States Office of the Executive Director Xue Weide also believes that nobody can guarantee students in twenty or thirty years after becoming the world leader in College has adopted strict admissions procedures focus on a number of experienced students, with leadership potential.
“If even one of them won’t become future leaders, I would be extremely shocked. “He said.
In fact, the “leadership” concept in the United States is especially common in higher education. For instance, Ke Han’s alma mater, Williams College and Guan kai’s alma mater, Georgetown University, developing student leadership Association or service.
But Guan Kai believes that Steve Schwarzman’s College stands for “leadership” than the United States University more specifically, set up specifically for “leadership” required courses. Ke Han also said in the interview, the College will invite leaders from all sectors to share experiences and ideas.
Canteen specially set up in practice the Chinese language table, English tables, Spain language tables, and so on. Journalists surging Xue Yong
But because many students are just starting to learn Chinese in College, they know there are language barriers. Guan kai is surging on the news said currently his understanding of China is more of a social layer, were unable to penetrate the political and economic levels. He hoped that in the next few months to learn more Chinese, make more Chinese friends, and out of Tsinghua University, China in practice.
Students travel to China there are also one-year time limit. Admissions Director Mick Garris explained that the project length is set at one year, because the goal of college students are very busy, and some have even married, so it is difficult to take more than a year to come to China. Pan Qingzhong, Deputy Director said, the College year is divided into four semesters, students take more class to ensure teaching quality.
Because of College educational system equivalent to two years of learning into a year, many students said in the interview, they will always be in a month of school “information explosion” State, shuttled between various courses, lectures, there is not enough time to go out, also had a chance to fully digest all kinds of new knowledge. They hope that with the end of the opening quarter and various extracurricular activities, they can contact more Professor of Tsinghua University, have more opportunities to explore.
Pan Qingzhong and Mick Garris stated that, because this is just the first semester of College, the school also found in College the future mode of operation, including the proportion of admissions, teaching, alumni liaison, and so on for a long time, adjusted according to the actual situation, many work also requires students to participate in.
“I hope I can be a leader, that would be great. “Guan Kai when talking about his future, anticipated smiles tinged with uncertainty,” but only time will tell. ”