Past Events

Previous University of Chicago Center in Beijing Conferences and Events are listed below. Click on an event for more information.

Jul. 16

Join us for the second annual PKU-UChicago Joint Lecture Series: Organic/Organometallic Chemistry. Each event in the series will feature a lecture by a University of Chicago professor and Peking University professor, delineating their current research efforts. The lecture will conclude with audience Q&A.

Pandemics: Prevention, Treatment, and Global Health

All day
Through May 22, 2021
Virtual Event

Apr. 10

A case discussion series presented by experts from the U.S. and China

Jan. 4

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of its inception, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing will host a series of virtual events featuring UChicago faculty and leading Chinese scholars discussing pivotal research in science, humanities, social sciences and more. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Chicago | Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Beijing throughout the month of January. The celebration will conclude with a reflection by presidents of leading universities on the future of higher education.

Oct. 23

The UChicagoGRAD office has organized two separate sessions on communicating helpful resources for international graduate students during this time, namely one session catered primarily for the community of graduate students from China, who are stressed by the combination of current events (COVID, US-China relations, visa issues, unrest in Chicago), and a second session for all international graduate students.

Virtual Info Session for Chinese Applicants

Oct. 9

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing creates a base for University of Chicago faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in China, serves as a gathering space for alumni throughout Asia, and acts as a resource for Chinese researchers and students. To support the educational efforts of students and with the approval of the UChicago leadership, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing is open for student study use by appointment between the hours of 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding national holidays). In compliance with the pandemic preventive policy and protocol of the University and local government, we require all students to wear face masks and keep a social distance of 6 feet (1.83 meters) when present at the Center.
All currently registered students, undergraduate and graduate, are eligible to apply for space (cubicle, desk or lecture rooms) for individual or group study purposes at the Center. Please email the Center’s Program Coordinator, Adrian Aldana (, for more information.

Critical Conversations with Economists

8:30–9:30 pm
Virtual Seminar


Peking University and BFI-China at the University of Chicago will host a monthly virtual lecture series to convene renowned economists from each institution for lectures on modern economics, including economic growth, financial markets, technology innovations, and international relations.

Meet Your UChicago Admissions Counselor Information Session

8:00–9:00 pm
Virtual Information Sessions


You are invited to a virtual "Meet Your Admissions Counselor" Information Session presented by your regional Admissions Counselor!

The accelerating pace of innovation and the COVID-19 pandemic bring both disruptions and unprecedented opportunity to the financial industry. Join this fintech webinar to hear the latest insights from leading academic and industry leaders on how the changing global market, regulatory environment and technological advancements are influencing the outlook for fintech, and how financial firms maneuver amid the new normal.

The webinar is jointly presented by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Chicago as part of a joint effort to share ideas and promote international partnership.

The Coase-Sandor Global Lecture Series

Through September 24, 2020

Sep. 10

The Coase‐Sandor Institute for Law and Economics is hosting a series of advanced lectures in Law and Economics, featuring the cutting‐edge work of its faculty. The Fall 2020 Global Lectures Series will take place over five dates, September 10–24. All lectures are open to any interested party.

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