News Archive: 2018


Professor Justin Yifu Lin, PhD’86, led the INET-INSE Joint Conference on New Structural Economics

University of Chicago alumnus Justin Yifu Lin, Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics at Peking University, co-organized the conference with INET.  Roger Myerson, Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics from the University of Chicago and other speakers from China and abroad discussed topics on new structural economics as well as 40 years of Chinese economic transformation and philosophical traditions in economics.  The conference attracted more than 80 researchers and participants.
December 13, 2018

Alumni and Friends Gather to Celebrate the Chinese Translation of Dean Boyer’s Book

The Center in Beijing followed the much-anticipated opening of the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex, Francis and Rose Yuen Campus with a smaller-but-still-exciting event of its own: the official book launch for the recently translated Chinese edition of Dean John Boyer’s University of Chicago: A History.
December 4, 2018


A Lovely Day in Tanzhesi for the Beijing Civilizations Study Abroad Students

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Beijing Civilizations study abroad program participants ventured to Tanzhesi on a trip organized by the Center’s faculty director, Professor Judith Farquhar. 
November 8, 2018


University of Chicago Center in Beijing Receives a U.S. Congressional Delegation

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing hosted a delegation of U.S. congressional staff members for a tour of the facilities and roundtable discussion on study abroad and inter-institutional collaboration in China. 
October 30, 2018

University of Chicago Set to Hold the 2018 U.S.-China Forum

The 2018 U.S.-China Forum, an annual event that brings scholars and experts together to discuss pressing issues relevant to both countries, will be held on the University of Chicago campus on November 1 and 2, 2018.
October 8, 2018


Beijing Harper Lecture with Professor Lorraine Daston

On September 27, 2018, Professor Lorraine Daston gave the 2018 Beijing Harper Lecture, entitled “Big Calculation and Algorithmic Intelligence,” at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing.
September 30, 2018

UChicago Unveils New Hong Kong Campus

The University of Chicago has opened the doors of its new Hong Kong campus, which is operating on a limited basis until the full opening scheduled for November 2018.
September 27, 2018

The 6th Joint Conference on Surgery and Academic Skills

From September 14th to 15th, 2018, “The 6th Joint Conference on Surgery and Academic Skills –Precise Treatment for Tumors: Medication and Surgery" was successfully held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. 
September 16, 2018

International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Pancreatic Surgery held in Xi’an

On September 8, 2018, the CPSC-University of Chicago Symposium was jointly held in Xi’an by University of Chicago Center in Beijing, Wuhan University Center for Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics, and Committee for Pancreatic Surgery, Society of Surgery, Chinese Medical Association during the 16th Chinese Pancreatic Surgery Congress. 
September 15, 2018

2018 Peking Union Medical College – University of Chicago Summit on Radiology

On September 6 and 7, 2018, PUMCH and UChicago joined hands again in organizing the 2018 Peking Union Medical College – University of Chicago Summit on Radiology in Commemoration of Professor Paul C. Hodges’ Centennial Practice at PUMCH. 
September 12, 2018

Harris School Dean Ranjan Daniels Has a Successful Visit to Beijing

Ranjan Daniels (AM ’94), Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Senior Director, Office of the Provost, visited Beijing from September 7 to 9, 2018.
September 11, 2018

2018 OCAT Institute Annual Lecture Series: “Metapictures: Images and the Discourse of Theory”

From September 6 to 8, 2018, the OCAT Institute held its Annual Lecture Series at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. 
September 9, 2018

University of Chicago Exploration Program Students Visit Pingyao

On the evening of August 31, the 13 incoming college first-years in this year's "Beijing Exploration" pre-orientation program traveled by high-speed rail to Pingyao Ancient City in Shanxi Province. 
September 5, 2018

August 2018: A Time of Transition at the Center

The month of August was a time of saying farewell and welcome at the Center in Beijing, with a number of programs finishing in time for the start of autumn quarter, as well as several events and preparations for the same.
September 3, 2018


Beijing Launchpad Event 2018

On August 17, 2018, the University of Chicago Office of Career Advancement and David Chenn (MBA '00) hosted the 2018 Beijing Launchpad event, in coordination with the University of Chicago Center in Beijing and the Alumni Club of Beijing. 
August 29, 2018

University of Chicago Center Receives Students from Xiuning High School

On Monday, August 13, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing hosted a group of 30 students and teachers from Xiuning High School (Anhui Province) for a discussion about studying as an undergraduate in the United States.
August 13, 2018

Online Professional Development Certificates at the University of Chicago Graham School

Did you know that the University of Chicago Graham School offers a variety of online professional development certificates? With classes taught by established industry professionals, these fully online certificates are designed for individuals seeking to launch, change, or accelerate their careers.
August 7, 2018


July 2018: The Center’s Busy Summer Continues

The Center in Beijing maintained its full slate of summer activities during the month of July, with students and faculty continuing to take advantage of the Center's resources for summer research projects, and a number of University of Chicago affiliates hosting events and workshops at the Center.
July 30, 2018

The Eighth Chinese Political Sociology Workshop

From July 18 through 20, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing hosted the Eighth Chinese Political Sociology Workshop. Professor Dingxin Zhao of the University of Chicago Department of Sociology and Professor Shizheng Feng of Renmin University Department of Sociology organized the workshop, with additional assistance from Zhejiang University. Within the three-day span, over 130 outstanding graduate students and young faculty selected from over 500 applicants had the opportunity to listen to lectures and participate in discussions with 17 faculty members from around the world.
July 23, 2018

Unexpected Histories: A New Exhibition of Works by Guan Wei

"Unexpected Histories," a new art exhibit of works by Guan Wei, has opened in the Steve Sun Gallery of the University of Chicago Beijing Center.
July 11, 2018

June 2018: The Return of Many Exciting Student Programs

These past weeks have been an exciting time for the Center in Beijing, with many students using the Center as their home base and taking full advantage of a variety of programs facilitated by the Center.
July 3, 2018

DoVA China Program

On June 16th, 2018, 14 undergraduate and MFA students from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago arrived in Beijing for the DoVA China Program.
July 2, 2018


Come meet with the University of Chicago Admissions Office’s Summer Admissions Ambassador

The University of Chicago Center in Beijing is excited to announce the arrival of the University of Chicago Admissions Office's Summer Admissions Ambassador, Sihan (Scarlett) Zhu. Scarlett will be at the Center in Beijing from June 20 through August 14. She will host information sessions twice per week, providing important information about student life and details about the application process. 
June 21, 2018


UChicago Residents Completed a Residency Exchange at the PUMCH

From April 9th to the 13th, three third-year internal medicine residents and one fourth-year surgical direction student from the University of Chicago Medicine completed a week-long residency exchange at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH).  As the third group of exchange residents in a row that started in 2015, UCM has sent around 20 residents and senior medical students to PUMCH for clinical observership in internal medicine, family medicine, and general surgery. 
April 24, 2018

2018 Admitted Student Reception

On March 31, the Center in Beijing welcomed more than 170 admitted students and their parents for a half-day reception. The event was co-hosted by the Center in Beijing, the College Admissions Office and UChicago GRAD. Professor Dali Yang, the founding Faculty Director of the Center in Beijing, welcomed the students with a brief history of the University of Chicago and an introduction to the many aspects of student life at UChicago, including academics, campus life and the city of Chicago.  The welcoming remarks were also given by Mr. Adam Sun (MBA ′98 ), the President of the UChicago Beijing Alumni Club and the Founding Partner of Ocean Pine Capital. Among the participants, around 40 were admitted students to the College and their parents. The rest of the attendees were admitted graduate students to graduate programs, such as the Master of Science in Computational Analysis & Public Policy (MS-CAPP) at the Harris School of Public Policy, the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), the Master in Computational Social Science (MCSS), and the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH). There were also several admitted PhD students in different fields such as biology, chemistry, financial mathematics, statistics and social service administration.
April 2, 2018

Harris Beijing Chapter Kickoff Mixer

On the evening of March 31, the Harris Beijing Chapter held their first event at the Center in Beijing. The Beijing Chapter started in early March this year and the kickoff mixer received around 30 alumni and admitted students of the Harris School of Public Policy. The mixer provided an excellent opportunity for alumni and admitted students to network and to learn more about the Beijing Chapter, including its members and the events they will be organizing.  
April 2, 2018


Student visits at the Center in Beijing

On March 20, 20 students from the Law School, Harris School of Public Policy and Social Sciences Division visited the Center in Beijing to learn about the role and mission of the Center and to meet with UChicago alumni in China. And on March 22, 12 UChicago Lab Schools high school students who have been taking Chinese as their foreign language and their Chinese language teachers visited the Center in Beijing as part of their 9-day trip in China.
March 27, 2018

Admitted Student Receptions at the Center in Beijing

On March 9, 2018, the first ever PhD admitted students' session for Chinese students admitted into the Computer Science PhD program at University of Chicago was held at the Beijing Center. The session consisted of quick presentations about the University of Chicago school and its vision and dedication to learning, the Computer Science department, and the surrounding Chicagoland area.
March 10, 2018


2018 Harris School of Public Policy Newly Admitted Student Reception

On the evening of January 23, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing welcomed 20 newly admitted Harris School of Public Policy students and their parents with a reception. Ranjan Daniels, Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the Harris School of Public Policy, hosted the reception and had a lively exchange with students about what the University has to offer. 
January 24, 2018

UChicago Beijing Center Opens Cultural Doors for Students in Chicago and Beijing

Throughout the four different student academic programs held in 2017, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing has served as a cultural gateway, helping UChicago students explore and experience China, as well as exposing local Beijing high school students to UChicago’s academic culture. The programs spanned the latter half of 2017, beginning in June with the Summer Chinese Language program and finishing in December with the East Asian Civilizations program.
January 24, 2018

CUEB Orientation Session at the Center in Beijing

From March 5 to August 3 this year, a group of 20 students from the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) will be studying at the University of Chicago. The program they will be participating in is a Certificate Program in Organizational Management and Leadership Development, which is a two-quarter program offered by the Graham School to students at CUEB through a highly selective process. This is the second time the Graham School offers such a program for CUEB students, and most of the participating students have an academic training background in business and finance at CUEB.
January 18, 2018