SCPKU Graduate Seminar Program

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Graduate Seminars

Offers Stanford faculty from any school or discipline an opportunity to lead a three-week graduate seminar in Beijing

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  • Overview
  • SCPKU Seminar Schedule
  • Application

About

The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) offers Stanford faculty from any school or discipline an opportunity to lead a three-week graduate seminar in Beijing. The faculty decide on the topic and make the final selection of student participants. Chinese university students will be invited to join the seminar to create a truly cross-cultural learning experience. Stanford students will be limited to a total of 16; funding for one Stanford teaching assistant will be provided to support each seminar.

Overview

The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) offers Stanford faculty from any school or discipline an opportunity to lead a three-week graduate seminar in Beijing. The faculty decides on the topic and make the final selection of student participants. Chinese university students will be invited to join the seminar to create a truly cross-cultural learning experience. Stanford students will be limited to a total of 16; funding for one Stanford teaching assistant will be provided to support each seminar.

Eligible Stanford faculty (Academic Council members, Medical Center Line faculty, and Active Emeriti) are invited to submit seminar proposals at any time. Please make clear how teaching the course in China adds to the class content. Fieldwork and research methods seminars are encouraged.

For Faculty: Leading an SCPKU Graduate Seminar

For Students: How to apply

About SCPKU

SCPKU is Stanford’s headquarters for faculty and students engaged in research, teaching, training, and outreach activities in China. The Center is located on the PKU campus in the Haidian District of Beijing, which is known for its rich intellectual community, including top universities, research academies, and government agencies. The 3400-square-meter center is designed as a resource for the entire Stanford community, providing collaborative spaces and offices as well as support services to facilitate the work of scholars and programs. SCPKU is a focal point for building academic and educational networks throughout East Asia, bringing together established researchers and a new generation of young scholars to create a vibrant and dynamic hub of intellectual exchange and collaboration.

SCPKU Seminar Schedule

For more information about the SCPKU upcoming seminars, please click here.

Application

Stanford faculty members interested in teaching graduate seminars at SCPKU are welcome to submit seminar proposals (one per calendar year) online here. Applicants will be notified when their proposals have been received and decisions will be announced within two months of the proposal deadlines as indicated below.

Eligible students may apply here. An official Stanford transcript via Axess is also required - details are provided in the application form. Seminar instructors may also ask interested students to submit a proposal and/or separate/initial application directly to the instructor. 

Please contact Leigh Wang for more information about SCPKU's Graduate Seminar Program and other programs and events at the center.

Due to Covid-19, all SCPKU Programs are on hold.  We hope that we will be able to resume our faculty and student programs in the  coming year.  Please stay tuned.  

 

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