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Do US-China educational exchanges serve American interests?

Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy joined an expert panel of policymakers and education administrators to offer perspectives on the current state of U.S.-China educational exchanges and the future direction of such programs. The event was hosted by the John L. Thornton China Center at the […]

Addressing Covid-19 through AI, technology and big data

For a second year, the McDonnellAcademy and the Social Policy Institute partnered to provide seed grants for international research. The previous round supported three international social-policy focused projects. This year’s focus was on addressing the challenges of COVID-19 through artificial intelligence, technology, and big data. Three new projects were selected to receive seed funding of […]

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Research highlights importance of social resilience in Bronze Age China

Anthropologist T.R. Kidder in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis published new research that shows that aridification in the central plains of China during the early Bronze Age did not cause population collapse. The results highlight the importance of social resilience to climate change. Climate alone is not a driver for human […]

School of Law enters second-year partnership with Fudan University

The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law is entering the second year of its partnership with the Fudan University Law School in China. The program allows a cohort of students from Fudan to study at the School of Law. Through the partnership, students in Fudan University’s Juris Master program study for one year […]

WUSTL China Forum

The United States’ and Beijing’s latest confrontations have escalated tension between the two nations. The WUSTL China Forum has invited distinguished speakers from the U.S. and China to explore the relationship between two world powers and how the international community will be involved in the intersection. A New Cold WarThe Future of US-China Relations Wednesday […]

First International Symposium on Finance and Social Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China.

Pioneering work at the Center for Social Development influences financial social work in China

In a national effort to alleviate poverty, China has already invested deeply in financial technology (“FinTech”) to achieve financial inclusion. In this context, financial social work (FSW) is a good fit with China’s public priorities and the interests of social workers, researchers, policymakers and educators. Over the course of two decades, Washington University’s Center for […]

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International collaboration leads to breakthrough in metamaterials

A collaboration between Professor Guy Genin, the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Changqing Chen, professor in the School of Aerospace and director of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Solid Mechanics (ISM), has led to a breakthrough in the development of metamaterials that can be designed to […]

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China Scholarship Council new student cohort welcomed to campus

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 […]

The “pristine myth” of climate change

Tristram R. “T.R.” Kidder, the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has long studied the changes that humans have wrought on the land. In 2014, he published the earliest known archaeological evidence for human construction of large-scale levees and other flood-control systems in China — arguing that ancient levees […]

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Heading off a deadly superbug

Hypervirulent strains of the bacteria Klebsiella caused tens of thousands of infections in China, Taiwan and South Korea last year, and the bacteria are spreading around the world. About half of people infected with hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella die. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have produced […]

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