Tsinghua Global Summer School 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought immense uncertainty and challenges to our world of today, causing major disruptions to the economy, international relations, society, public health, technological development and education. In responding to and learning from these challenges, Tsinghua's first ever virtual summer school, Toward a Post-Pandemic World, offers global leaders of tomorrow a unique interdisciplinary platform to be immersed and inspired.
Supported by 16 Tsinghua departments and institutions, this summer school is a 20-credit-hour program covering diverse topics including the economy, education, society, climate, environment and leadership. Through a tailor-made curriculum featuring both theoretical lectures and innovative and interactive cultural activities, participants will explore the interconnected challenges facing China and the world today. The program is conducted through group discussions, key lectures and seminars across multiple online platforms with English as the instructional language.
Combining Tsinghua's world-class teaching and research resources, and virtual activities touching on Chinese culture and the Tsinghua ethos, this summer school aims to inspire global students to greater understand the challenges faced by post-pandemic world, gain deeper perspectives and awareness through a 'Glocal' mindset, and enhance cross-cultural communication and interdisciplinary skills.
Participants are expected to develop skills fundamental to global leadership, including in-depth problem analysis and exploration, presentation and expression, cross-cultural communication, and teamwork skills.