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Harvard student group visits Tsinghua for exchanges


Tsinghua University hosted 120 MBA students from Harvard Business School's class of 2024 for insightful and in-depth exchanges with teachers and students from the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM) on May 9, 2024. Tsinghua University's Vice President YANG Bin attended the event and delivered a speech.

YANG Bin speaks to Harvard students.

YANG discussed the history and culture of Tsinghua University, its current educational achievements, and the progress of its globalization strategy. He expressed hope that this exchange would foster mutual understanding, build friendships, and contribute to the vision established during the meeting between President XI Jinping and President Joe Biden in San Francisco.

BAI Chong-En speaks at the event.

Tsinghua SEM's Dean BAI Chong-En shared his past experiences from studying abroad and reflected on working at Tsinghua University after returning to China.

WEI Hong-chen speaks at the event.

WEI Hong-chen, Chairman of KSF Beverage Holding, who is an honorary trustee of Tsinghua University and a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors at Harvard Business School, shared his educational experiences at Harvard Business School. He expressed hope for more in-depth exchanges between students from both schools in the future.

The speakers meet for a roundtable discussion.

Photo of the Q&A session

The roundtable panel discussion was co-hosted by HE Zhaodong, a student from Tsinghua SEM's Global MBA program, and Violeta Ivanovska, a student from Harvard Business School. Panelists included BAI Chong-En; WEI Hong-chen; XU Xin, associate dean of Tsinghua SEM; and HE Ping, deputy dean of Tsinghua SEM. They spoke with students on topics such as China's economic development, rapid technological advancements, the future prospects of China's economy, and business school education. The panelists also answered students' questions. The event was lively, with frequent interactions and continuous applause.

Teachers and students from Tsinghua and Harvard pose for a group photo.

During the visit, faculty and students from Harvard Business School also toured the Tsinghua University campus, experiencing its rich history and vibrant academic atmosphere.

Master Kong Holdings, the Office of International Affairs at Tsinghua University, the Tsinghua University Education Foundation, and others sponsored the event.

Participants pose for a group photo.

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