China Scholarship Council new student cohort welcomed to campus

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(From left) Xiangjun Peng, Lin Liu and Yuan Hong make up the first dual PhD cohort from Xi'an Jiaotung University. The students were the first to be accepted into the dual-degree program at Washington University and arrived this fall. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council, the Chinese Ministry of Education’s branch that oversees international exchange and collaboration. The award enables a dual doctoral program with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), a McDonnell International Scholars Academy partner.

This program builds upon a strong foundation of collaboration between the two universities, including partnership not only through the McDonnell Academy but also XJTU’s University Alliance of the Silk Road.

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