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GSB Ignite Program Participant Shared His Experience at SCPKU

News / December 1, 2018

It was a different Friday’s evening - as I traveled 20km in busy traffic from Beijing’s CBD area (Chaoyang) to its Silicon Valley (Zhongguancun). This time I did not come for any business dinner rather I came for the start of Stanford Ignite program, a mini-MBA for entrepreneurs, at Peking University (PKU).

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SCPKU Welcomes Stanford Students to China Studies in Beijing

News / November 10, 2018

A group of 8 Stanford graduate and undergraduate students entered the gates of SCPKU on September 21st. They are participating in the inaugural fall quarter of China Studies in Beijing, an overseas, pilot program being offered by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies in partnership with Peking University. Jay Gonzalez, a Stanford junior, already described his experience as “life-changing” – “exactly what I dreamed of and more.”

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A student reflects on matrix multiplication

News / November 8, 2018

A matrix with m rows and n columns looks like a rectangle filled with tiny boxes: m times n boxes, to be exact. But after visiting the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) for three months, my mental matrix of the world looked more like a weird trapezoid. New acquaintances added rows and their unique perspectives added columns. My brain drew lines from geography to economics to politics, but the lines were on crumpled paper. Ah and don't forget history. So multiply the rectangle by time t and out comes a 3D trapezoid.

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Essential Interpersonal Dynamics China Program

News / May 28, 2018

Stanford MBA alumnus Gu Ji will act as Founding Program Director and will lead the 

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Anja Manuel shares views on Trump, administration's impact on US foreign policy

News / April 3, 2018

SCPKU on March 23 hosted a lecture and discussion on “President Trump: The Future of US Foreign Policy and America’s Role in the World” featuring Anja Manuel, co-founder and partner of the US-based international consulting firm RiceHadleyGates LLC, lecturer in Stanford’s International Policy Studies Program, and author.

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How teaching off the farm leads to joint research collaborations

News / December 21, 2017

As a recipient of a Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) Team Innovation Faculty Fellowship, Judith Prochaska, an associate professor of medicine, and her colleagues from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, had an opportunity to teach a graduate seminar in Beijing in summer of 2016. In addition to teaching, the fellowship allowed her to connect with in-country scholars and explore new research opportunities.

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SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Mike McFaul, panelists exchange views on US-Asia Pacific future relations

News / December 5, 2017

The Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on “US and the Asia Pacific” was held on November 13th, 2017. This event that brought 250 participants to the Center also marked the 5th anniversary of the Stanford Center at Peking University’s (SCPKU) anniversary and 10th anniversary of the Stanford China Program.  Professor Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, opened the forum with a stimulating keynote address on “The Historical Origins and Contemporary Consequences of President Trump’s Worldview.”

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SCPKU connects Stanford engineering students with service learning opportunities

News / October 3, 2017

In partnership with Global Engineering Programs at Stanford's School of Engineering (SOE) and Stanford's Office of International Affairs, SCPKU helped connect SOE students with energy-related service learning opportunities at Shan Shui Conservation Center, a giant panda habitat in northern China.

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SCPKU holds forum on China's urbanization challenges

News / September 14, 2017


The Stanford Center at Peking University on August 26 hosted a forum, “Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization,” which included the launch of a book of the same name and a panel discussion.  

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SCPKU convenes medical big data experts

News / August 1, 2017

On July 21, SCPKU was the site of a seminar entitled “Medical Big Data Application Assessment and Safeguards.”  Co-sponsored by the Chinese Health Information Association (CHIA) and the China National Health Development Research Center of the People’s Republic of China (NHDRC), this event was the group’s second seminar focused on this topic which gathered over 80 participants. 

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SCPKU hosts financial industry forums

News / July 25, 2017

On March 30 and 31, 2017, Stanford held two events at SCPKU featuring the latest developments in quantitative finance and financial technology. 


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Experts focus on biomedical innovations and precision medicine

News / July 20, 2017

Stanford's Center for Innovative Study Design convened experts on biomedical innovations and precision medicine for two days in March 2017 at SCPKU.

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SCPKU hosts Knight-Hennessy Scholars information session

News / March 7, 2017
Stanford's Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program held an information session at SCPKU on February 27.
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Law School holds China Guiding Cases Project seminar

News / February 16, 2017
SCPKU hosted the China Guiding Cases Project (CGCP) of Stanford Law School on November 22, 2016. The seminar was attended by legal practitioners, officials, academics, and students.
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Experts gather in Beijing to discuss institutional contexts of building world-class universities

News / December 15, 2016

Alluding to the famous dictum by China’s late leader, Deng Xiaoping, Min Weifang, the executive president of Chinese Society for Education Development Strategies and professor at Peking University (PKU), China, noted that the “water has become very deep, it is difficult to touch the stones [to cross the river].” Min’s comments came at the end of a conference titled “Building World-Class Universities: An Institutional Perspective,” and they specifically referred to the challenges facing Chinese institutions of higher learning.

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SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Nobel laureate Steven Chu on climate change and clean energy

News / November 8, 2016
SCPKU held its second annual Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on October 13 which was titled "Climate Change and Clean Energy" and keynoted by Dr. Steven Chu, the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University; the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy; and co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for laser cooling and atom trapping.
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China Daily USA: China can help cure world says Stanford expert

News / September 29, 2016
SCPKU Faculty Fellow and Stanford University Professor Randall Stafford believes that China is in a good position to help create new solutions to the world's health problems according to a story by China Daily USA reporter Lia Zhu.
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US Pacific Fleet commander visits SCPKU, emphasizes strengthened US-China relations

News / September 14, 2016

Last month, Admiral Scott H. Swift, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, spoke to an audience at the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) and at Stanford via their linked Highly Immersive Classrooms (HIC). Against the backdrop of increasing tensions and hostility in the South China Sea, Swift stressed the importance of building a trust-based relationship between China and the United States. Stanford professor Jean Oi opened the roundtable by introducing Swift at SCPKU while Karl Eikenberry, director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative and former U.S.

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SCPKU announces its newest fellows

News / September 8, 2016
The Stanford Center at Peking University announced its newest faculty and pre-doctoral fellows from the latest July application round.
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Medtech Hackathon brings students together to transform Chinese healthcare delivery

News / September 1, 2016
Now in its second year, the seminar at SCPKU led by Stanford University Professor of Ophthalmology Robert Chang recently came to a close, having trained twenty more of the next generation of rising healthcare entrepreneurs.
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Video showcases SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom enabling co-teaching across the Pacific

News / August 9, 2016
SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom facilitated the launch of an innovative course In Spring 2016 focused on U.S.-China relations which was taught simultaneously at Stanford University and at SCPKU on Peking University's campus. A video provides highlights of the course and features commentary from the two lead instructors - Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Director of Stanford's U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, and Professor and Assistant Dean of Peking University's School of International Studies, Fan Shiming.
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Faculty, students collaborate to reduce chronic disease in China

News / August 5, 2016
Stanford Medicine faculty held a graduate seminar at SCPKU earlier this summer which brought together students from Stanford and Chinese universities to seek solutions to China's growing problems of cancer, stroke and heart disease.
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Students reflect on US-China relations and global security in distance learning course

News / July 22, 2016

A new course jointly taught by Stanford and Peking University brought together students and scholars in China and the United States in dialogue using videoconferencing.

Each week during the past spring quarter, students at Stanford and Peking University (PKU) gathered in a classroom to learn, just as they would for any other course. The only difference was these students were neither in the same classroom nor on the same continent.

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Forum explores art, culture at SCPKU

News / July 20, 2016
In early July, the Center for East Asian Studies explored contemporary arts development in China in a major event at the Stanford Center at Peking University. The China Arts Forum featured two visual artists, one performing artist, and one art market executive, all of whom were women.
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In Beijing, experts examine China's rise and the changing global order

News / June 23, 2016

On the heels of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, scholars, members of think tanks and former U.S. and Chinese government officials came to Beijing to discuss what many participants considered “the most important bilateral relationship” in the world: the relationship between the United States and China. As former U.S.

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