The Center paves the way for Stanford faculty and students – especially those new to China – to conduct research abroad. SCPKU provides a productive working environment similar to that on the Stanford campus, and serves as a home base for field research elsewhere in China. Our English-speaking staff is available to assist with key logistical needs and to ensure that the SCPKU experience is productive and enjoyable, even for those who don't speak Chinese. The proximity of Chinese scholars at Peking University, nearby Tsinghua and Renmin universities, and many other research units in Beijing and adjacent locations provides new opportunities for convenient academic discovery and collaboration.
Scholars can expect modern offices with access to standard amenities: Internet access, fax and copy machines, and mailboxes, as well as spacious meeting rooms and conference facilities. For meals, visitors can choose from a wide selection of eateries on the Peking University campus, off-campus just across the street, and at nearby hotels.
The Faculty Fellowship Program supports Stanford faculty to spend up to three months in residency at SCPKU. This program is open to all fields, disciplines, and schools, and targets faculty engaged in research in China, or who want to explore new opportunities or collaborations. A key goal of the program is to foster global awareness and provide opportunities that may lead to new, long-term research programs and collaborations, regardless of field of specialization.
The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program supports doctoral student research while at SCPKU. Doctoral students engaged in research in China who already have funding from other sources can apply for SCPKU office space; those needing funding can also apply for a limited number of fellowships to support research activities and SCPKU office space. The program is open to doctoral students in all fields, disciplines, and schools.
SCPKU Graduate Seminar Program
The Graduate Seminar Program offers three-week graduate seminars designed and taught by Stanford faculty from any school or discipline. No China expertise is required. This program provides a unique learning and teaching opportunity in Beijing. Peking University students may be invited to join select seminars.
Current SCPKU Seminar Schedule.
The Center is creating new programs aimed at enhancing relationships with PKU faculty and students. The Center will host joint conferences and workshops on topics of mutual interest to Chinese and U.S. scholars and plans to provide live-streaming of relevant Stanford events.
More programs are being developed and details will be provided here as they become available.
Establishing a Program at SCPKU
Stanford faculty doing work in or on China are encouraged to contact Connie Chao to learn about the range of opportunities for establishing an ongoing presence or holding periodic events at SCPKU.
Other Stanford Funding Opportunities
Stanford's Office of International Affairs (OIA) provides Faculty Seed Grants up to $15,000 each which are intended to support faculty in establishing new relationships with researchers outside the United States in order to broaden and deepen the scope of international research at Stanford.
Asian Liver Center
The Asian Liver Center at Stanford University is the first non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans. Founded in 1996, the center uses a three-pronged approach towards fighting hepatitis B through outreach and education, advocacy, and research.
Bing Overseas Studies Program
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) provides Stanford undergraduate students with the opportunity to study abroad for up to one academic quarter. Bing's Beijing Program enrolls students in both Fall and Spring quarters. To ensure that students are confident and well prepared for their new cultural and academic setting, BOSP provides all participants with a thorough orientation program in the quarter prior to their study abroad.
Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness
The Center for Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness (CSDGC) at Stanford University engages in research and educational programs that integrate business development strategies with leadership practices that will ensure enterprise growth and success within a healthy and sustainable natural environment.
Graduate School of Business (GSB)
The mission of the Graduate School of Business is to create ideas that deepen and advance our understanding of management and harness those ideas to develop innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who will change the world.
Rural Education Action Project
The Rural Education Action Project (REAP) is an impact evaluation organization that aims to inform sound education, health and nutrition policy in China. REAP’s goal is to help students from vulnerable communities in China enhance their human capital and overcome obstacles to education so that they can escape poverty and better contribute to China’s developing economy.
School of Engineering Internship and Travel Study Programs
The School of Engineering provides internship and travel study programs for students who are interested in furthering their academic activities abroad through Stanford University.
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) is a unique Stanford University institution focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary Asia.
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society is a research center for students, scholars, and practitioners to explore and share ideas that creat social change.
Stanford China Program
The Stanford China Program (SCP) was formally established in January 2007. An integral component of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC), SCP facilitates multidisciplinary, social science-oriented research on contemporary China, with a dual emphasis on basic and policy-relevant research. The program recognizes the singular importance of training new generations of Stanford students for broader and deeper interactions with China. SCP involves students in research projects and workshops, both at Shorenstein APARC and in nascent programs within China.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
The International Medical Services (IMS) program is committed to providing international patients and their families with the highest quality medical care and support services to ensure a pleasant experience at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
* Photos by Kerun Ip