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Lecture at the Cornell China Center.

Cornell China Center

Launched in 2016, the Cornell China Center, located in Beijing, facilitates research, partnerships, teaching and learning, and alumni connections throughout China. The center builds on a century of in-depth engagement between Cornell and China by hosting activities across a wide range of topics and serving as a dynamic hub for Cornell in China. 

The center has well-established relationships with top universities in Beijing and beyond, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, China Agricultural University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Westlake University, and Zhejiang University.

Throughout the 2021–21 academic year, the Cornell China Center supported distance learners, including students from the Study Away program at several Beijing universities and students distance learning from home with career information sessions and social events that included Cornell alumni.

Learn more about the China Center

About the Location

Beijing is the capital of China and is considered one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back over three millennia. Located in Northern China, Beijing has a population of 21 million people and is home to most of China's largest state-owned Fortune Global 500 companies. Combining both modern and traditional style architectures, Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world. The city is known for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls, and gates and has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The north gate at the university with a curved wall, windows, and palm trees.

Partner University 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a public research university founded by the British Hong Kong government in 1991, with a mandate to spur economic development in the region. The university consists of four academic schools, offering science, engineering, business and management, humanities, and social science programs, and has institutes for applied research and public policy. HKUST is currently ranked among the top-tier universities in Asia.

Learn more about HKUST programs and courses

Enrollment: 16,050 

  • Undergraduate students: 10,150
  • Graduate students: 5,900


About the Location

Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong SAR

Located on China's southern coast, Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated areas, with approximately 7.5 million people occupying 426 square miles. Clear Water Bay is a major commercial port with two famous beaches. As a trade and business center, the city is known for having the most skyscrapers in the world. HKUST is a large, self-contained campus on the eastern shore of Clear Water Bay peninsula, separated from Hong Kong's densely populated areas. Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate with an impressive range of wildlife, including one-third of the total bird species recorded in the Chinese-speaking world.

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