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In light of the coronavirus situation in China and related travel advisories, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing will remain closed until March 9. The decision of when to re-open the center will be based on the developing situation, with the paramount goal of maintaining the safety of our faculty, students, staff and visitors. The University remains committed to the research, education, academic collaborations, and community partnerships that our Center in Beijing makes possible, and we look forward to the resumption of activities as soon as conditions allow.

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The University of Chicago Center in Beijing provides a physical presence to enhance and strengthen the University’s traditionally strong ties to Chinese thought and culture. Building upon more than a century of collaboration between scholars from Chicago and China, the Center in Beijing enables the University to expand existing activities and form new alliances and partnerships with universities, businesses, medical centers, policy groups, government agencies, and cultural organizations in China.

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Art Gallery Opening and Reception - “The Painted Screen: An Exhibition About an Exhibition”

The Center in Beijing hosts another art exhibition, "The Painted Screen: An Exhibition About an Exhibition," curated by UChicago Professor of Art History Wu Hung.
December 22, 2019

Beijing Study Abroad Students explore Wuhan, from Museums to Night Markets

From October 31 to November 3, UChicago undergraduate students in the Beijing East Asian Civilizations study abroad program travelled to Wuhan, China, spending 4 days in this historic city. Based in Wuhan University, a sister university of UChicago, the group of 22 students ventured across the city, visiting archaeological sites and exploring night markets and food alleys.
November 6, 2019

Center in Beijing Public Lecture helps celebrate the Oriental Institute’s 100th Anniversary

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing welcomed Christopher Woods, the John A. Wilson Professor of Sumerology and Director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, and Jean M. Evans, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Oriental Institute Museum, to speak about the Oriental Institute, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
November 6, 2019

Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) at the University of Chicago

In a new, state-of-the-art research and teaching facility in the historic John Crerar Library Building, the heart of the science campus, the MPCS is located in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park Campus. As a graduate student at one of the world’s premier universities, you will be a member of a unique and distinguished intellectual community and enjoy the many benefits of academic life that the University of Chicago offers.
The MPCS offers a comprehensive computer science education that combines the foundations of computer science with the applied skills necessary for careers in technology. The program offers a rigorous curriculum in theory, programming, and applications with the ability to tailor coursework to the career goals and backgrounds of our students.
November 6, 2019

Call for Applications: UChicago/Getty Dissertation Workshop in Chinese Art History August 2020

Application deadline: 11:59 pm on December 16, 2019 (Chicago time, CST)
Workshop IV Dates: August 1-13, 2020
Workshop IV Location: University of Chicago Center in Beijing
October 10, 2019