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Yenching Academy of Peking University marks 10th anniversary
May 20, 2024
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Peking University, May 20, 2024: The Yenching Academy of Peking University celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, May 18, 2024, marking a decade of success as a leading master's program and a hub for international youth exchanges.

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The Yenching Academy of Peking University holds an event in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Since its inception, the academy has graduated 972 students from 82 countries and regions, Dean Dong Qiang stated during the anniversary event.

"Our efforts in the past decade show that internationalization has become a crucial path for the development of higher education today," Dong said. He also emphasized the academy's unique environment: "Growing in a transnational environment, rooted in real-life experiences, and offering joyful opportunities may be one of life's greatest pleasures. The Yenching Academy is committed to providing the best opportunities and places for such joy."

Students at the Yenching Academy engage in interdisciplinary research across various fields, including literature, history, philosophy, politics, economics, and law, to gain a comprehensive understanding of China. "At Yenching, students not only study China's past and present but also gain invaluable first-hand experience to understand the world," Dong added.

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Dong Qiang speaks at the event

The academy enrolls approximately 120 students each year from a diverse pool of candidates worldwide. Over the past nine years, it has attracted top talent from 374 universities globally, including prestigious institutions such as Oxford, Harvard, and Cambridge.

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The Yenching Academy offers a two-year, English-taught master's program with a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within the humanities and social sciences. Its mission is to foster closer connections between China and the world.

Source:; Yenching Academy