The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School at Penn today announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (“PWCC”) in Beijing, China. The Center is an important expansion of Penn’s engagement with China, which began in 1896 when the first Chinese student enrolled at Penn. It will operate through the University’s China based affiliate, Penn Wharton Consulting (Beijing) Co, LTD.
The Center will serve as a valuable resource and vibrant gathering place enhancing learning and research opportunities to the benefit of Penn’s faculty, students, alumni and friends in China. Through its consulting programs, it will also support Chinese executives and others in acquiring the practical skills and perspectives that will help them successfully lead their organizations in a global context.
Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini and Professor Guobin Yang are participating in the two-day series of events marking the opening of PWCC. Dean Delli Carpini is participating on panels focusing on health, technology, and society. Professor Yang is a participant on a panel looking at whether or not China will continue with society-wide reforms that began in the late 1970s.