SEATTLE — In pursuit of solutions to some of the biggest global challenges, two of the world’s leading research universities, Tsinghua University and the University of Washington, are partnering to create the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), an institute dedicated to educating the next generation of innovators.
With $40 million in foundational support from Microsoft, GIX will bring together students, faculty, professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world to collaborate on real-world technology and design projects. Based in a new facility in the Seattle area, this is the first time a Chinese research university has established a physical presence in the United States. GIX will open its doors in the fall of 2016 with an inaugural master’s degree in technology innovation, and will grow with additional degree and certificate programs and fields of study over the next decade.
GIX will pioneer new models of global teaching and learning by directly connecting students and faculty through equal collaborations with research-led companies and non-profits in a holistic, project-based environment that will prepare students to help solve a range of global challenges, from the drive for sustainable development to the need for mobile health solutions.
For moreinformation, please visit: http://gix.tsinghua.edu.cn/