The 2022 Global Summer Program of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (the program) was held online from May 23 to 27, with students from 37 institutions from 10 countries and regions participating.
The total number of participants exceeded 400 throughout the five days of teaching, including undergraduate, master's, MBA, and EMBA students from world-renowned institutions, such as Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College London, London University of Economics and Political Science, University College London, Nanyang Technological University, and National University of Singapore.
In the past, the program was exclusive to the Tsinghua SEM's partner schools, focusing on small-scale, targeted enrollment. This year, the enrollment channel was opened directly to students from other world-renowned universities for the first time. With this change, the school is striving to establish the program as a window for academic exchange that connects students around the world. Indeed, the program provided valuable opportunities for students and scholars based abroad to experience Tsinghua University this year while they are temporarily unable to visit in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor HE Ping from the Department of Finance
In his opening speech on the first day of the program, Professor HE Ping, Associate Dean of Tsinghua SEM, expressed warm welcome and sincere greetings to the participating students. He said: "Since its inception in 2013, Tsinghua SEM summer program has enrolled hundreds of students from the world's top business schools. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the 2022 summer program will be held online and will provide exchange students around the world with a virtual platform to learn more about China. I very much look forward to having you participating in our summer program, and I hope you will enjoy our lectures and become part of Tsinghua SEM."
Professor HUANG Zhangkai from the Department of Finance
Professor MA Hong from the Department of Economics
Professor JIA Ning from the Department of Accounting
Professor CAO Jing from the Department of Economics
The program featured lectures by several well-known professors from the school. Professor HUANG Zhangkai analyzed current and future Chinese economic trends by examining various phenomena that occurred in ancient Chinese history; Professor MA Hong explained the global economic structure and the Chinese government's attitude toward the world economy; Professor JIA Ning elaborated on China's investment in start-ups and the role of China's capital market in supporting innovation; Professor HE Ping presented China's mission and responsibility to lead the global economy and explained China's attitude to globalization; and Professor CAO Jing talked about the Chinese government's climate and energy policies.
The online class of the program
Through the program, students gained a more comprehensive understanding of China's current economic development environment, and they explored the future trend of China's economy in depth, from various perspectives.
In his closing remarks, Professor HUANG Zhangkai, the program's leading professor, sent sincere blessings and thanks to the students for their participation.
The students who participated spoke highly of the program. Megan ONG from KEDGE Business School said: "Having the opportunity to attend and participate in courses provided by Tsinghua SEM in the summer program was definitely a great learning experience that has left me with more knowledge and understanding of China's business environment as well as its culture and values. I would love to visit the campus in person some day!"
WAN Ruoyu from Purdue University said: "It is very commendable that the professors of this program are different every day, and they gave lectures on China's economic development from different perspectives. The road taken by China's economic development cannot be replicated."
Maurizio Casadei from University College London said: "The program is very well structured and conducted, giving a complete rundown of the socioeconomic and political situation in China and how it relates to the rest of the world."
YUAN Shuai from Northwestern University said: "I enjoyed this program very much. I hope there will be more such activities in the future to help overseas students and foreign students gain a more intuitive and clear understanding of China's famous universities, Chinese culture, and China's development."
Officially launched in 2013, Tsinghua SEM Global Summer Program aims to promote cross-cultural interaction among students and scholars, as well as to introduce China and Tsinghua SEM to the world. As well as playing a key role in the realization of the school's global strategy, the program is also a platform for students around the world to gain a comprehensive understanding of both Tsinghua and China.