News Archive: 2017


$125 million gift to support economic scholarship

The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund intends to make the second-largest gift in the history of the University of Chicago, supporting the Department of Economics in expanding its leadership in education and research with wide-ranging public impact, while increasing financial support for students.
November 1, 2017


Air pollution cuts three years off lifespans in northern China

Study finds country's home heating policy contributed to higher pollution
September 12, 2017

Another Successful Summer of Student Programs and Activities at the UChicago Center in Beijing

Throughout the summer, the Center has been buzzing with life, and full of opportunities for students in different programs to interact with each other and take advantage of all the resources that the faculty and staff have to offer.
September 4, 2017


Center in Beijing Celebrates Culmination of 2017 Summer Chinese Language Program

On August 4th, the UChicago Center in Beijing celebrated the culmination of another successful year of the Chicago in Beijing Summer Chinese Language Program. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Summer Chinese Language program has taken place at the Center in Beijing.
August 6, 2017


A Summer Day at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing

A tour of the UChicago Center in Beijing on a day in July, through the words of conference participants, faculty, students and alums, enables you to better understand the dynamics of the Center and its missions.
July 27, 2017

The 7th Chinese Political Sociology Workshop

This year is the 7th year of the Chinese Political Sociology Workshop, a 3-day event co-organized by The University of Chicago Center in Beijing and the Department of Sociology at Renmin University of China. The topic this year--Ideas, Identities, and Ideology-- drew more than 160 scholars and students, international and local, to join the rigorous discussion.
July 24, 2017

Summer 2017 Launchpad Reception

On July 10th, a number of UChicago incoming students, their parents, current students and alumni gathered at The Bookworm Beijing to meet and exchange information regarding student life and career opportunities offered by UChicago.
July 19, 2017

The 4th Graduation Ceremony of Sino-US Experimental Class was Held

It is reported that the Sino-US experimental class has cultivated nearly 400 graduates since its establishment in 2009. Meanwhile, the University of Chicago and Wuhan University have explored a new curriculum system and teaching evaluation system in the medical education reform, which tends to be increasingly perfect and mature. In 2014, the new curriculum system was promoted to all clinical medical colleges. With an "experimental" reform turned into a "universal" one, a wider range of students benefited from the reform.
July 5, 2017


Faculty Director Judith Farquhar Traveled by Invitation to Anyang, Henan Province

On the weekend of the Duanwu (Dragon Boat Festival ) Holiday, Faculty Director Judith Farquhar traveled by invitation to Anyang, Henan Province, to attend a special seminar on Chinese archeology.  For Prof. Farquhar, this was a great opportunity to plan study tours for Chicago students to learn about Anyang and other exemplary cities in China's history. 
June 6, 2017


$100 million gift creates Duchossois Family Institute

Initiative combines genetics, immunology and microbiome to create 'new science of wellness'
May 25, 2017

$20 million gift from Tandean Rustandy, MBA’07, to support social impact center

A $20 million gift from Indonesian entrepreneur Tandean Rustandy, MBA '07 (AXP-6), will support the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth. The center, renamed from the Social Enterprise Initiative, is a resource for nonprofits leaders, social entrepreneurs, students, board members, and impact investors. 
May 22, 2017


Apply to the 2017 Summer Institute in Law and Economics: New Frontiers In Law and Economics

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Summer Institute for Law and Economics has been extended to Feb. 13, 2017.

The 2017 Summer Institute will take place at the University of Chicago Law School from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 21, 2017. The academic program includes four subject units delivered by the University of Chicago’s world-renowned experts. Each subject unit will involve five lectures on advanced topics in law and economics. The academic program also includes meetings and seminars with other legendary scholars from the University of Chicago.  Please apply using the following link:

If you have questions, please contact Curtrice Scott at
February 8, 2017