Yenching Global Symposium

The Academy’s flagship event, the Yenching Global Symposium, is already one of the most selective conferences held in China and quickly becoming one of the world's most competitive and highly anticipated conferences. The 2016 Symposium, with an acceptance rate of 3 percent, received more than 1800 applications from over 130 countries with representation from Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Gates Cambridge Scholars, Fulbright Scholars and other major fellowships and leading institutions.


Hosted on the Peking University campus from March 23-26, 2017, the next symposium, with the theme of Xinnovation: Identity of Innovation in China", will be a four-day event consisting of multidisciplinary lectures, panel discussions, site visits, and interactive sessions on Chinese innovation. It will feature prominent Chinese and international scholars as well as leading professionals who will challenge and expand previously held conceptions about innovation in China. The Symposium will select and invite approximately 75 students and young professionals to participate in the event as delegates. Applications for the 2017 Yenching Global Symposium have closed in December 2016. For more information about the inaugural and coming Yenching Global Symposium, please follow us on social media or visit our website: www.yenchingsymposium.org  

The Academy’s flagship event, the Yenching Global Symposium, is already one of the most selective conferences held in China and quickly becoming one of the world's most competitive and highly anticipated conferences. The 2016 Symposium, with an acceptance rate of 3 percent, received more than 1800 applications from over 130 countries with representation from Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Gates Cambridge Scholars, Fulbright Scholars and other major fellowships and leading institutions.


Hosted on the Peking University campus from March 23-26, 2017, the next symposium, with the theme of Xinnovation: Identity of Innovation in China", will be a four-day event consisting of multidisciplinary lectures, panel discussions, site visits, and interactive sessions on Chinese innovation. It will feature prominent Chinese and international scholars as well as leading professionals who will challenge and expand previously held conceptions about innovation in China. The Symposium will select and invite approximately 75 students and young professionals to participate in the event as delegates. Applications for the 2017 Yenching Global Symposium have closed in December 2016. For more information about the inaugural and coming Yenching Global Symposium, please follow us on social media or visit our website: www.yenchingsymposium.org