Northwestern and China
Northwestern activities span all across China, but most are based in Beijing and Shanghai. Half of the international student population at Northwestern is from China, and it is also a popular study abroad destination for Northwestern students. From research collaborations to executive education programs, our offerings are broad and plentiful.
Northwestern's partnerships with China's most renowned universities enable individual faculty to network with their Chinese colleagues and allow students, both graduate and undergraduate, to expand their Northwestern education abroad.
Units and Groups
Northwestern units dedicated to China, Chinese Studies, or programs in China include:
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers a major and two minors for undergraduates, an undergraduate specialization in Chinese Language and Culture, and will soon offer graduate studies in Asian heritage.
Asian Studies ProgramThrough the study of a relevant language -- Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Korean -- and coursework in history, the humanities, and the social sciences, undergraduate students gain a sophisticated critical understanding of a specific Asian region or country. Students also learn to examine the world through the lens of another language and culture.More here
Asian Studies Graduate ClusterFaculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories, and societies with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research and methodologies. The program trains graduate students in advanced research and interdisciplinary studies across the humanities and social sciences.More here
Global Poverty Research Lab, China ClusterThe China research cluster aims to promote rigorous empirical research on the Chinese economy. China provides a uniquely advantageous context for researchers interested in economic and institutional development.More here
- Asian Pacific American Coalition
- China Foresee
- China Care
- Chinese International Student Association
- Chinatown Health Initiative
Northwestern students from China enrich our campus and education, while student travelers in China deepen our relationship with the country.
66 undergraduates on Northwestern programs, 1 undergraduate on an affiliated program, 4 medical students on clinical rotations, 9 MBA students on exchange programs, 51 executive MBA students on joint degree programs.
- 131 Northwestern students in China:
- 67 Undergraduate
- 64 Graduate
- 1,886 students from China at Northwestern:
- 223 Undergraduate
- 1,155 Masters
- 508 Doctoral
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