global leadership for the 21st Century
Schwarzman Scholars is an elite, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future.
a $350 million commitment
Schwarzman Scholars is the most significant program of its kind since the Rhodes Trust, and will be the largest foreign-led philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China.
“The rise of China presents both opportunities and challenges, as we become more intertwined economically and politically.”
“Looking to the future, it is critical that the Western world deepen its understanding of China — and not just of China’s economy and politics, but also its history, culture and social forces.”
“We need to forge a deeper understanding between the U.S. and China, and diminish cultural biases to mitigate possible tensions and create opportunities for both countries.”
"Schwarzman Scholars will prepare future leaders to interact in a constructive and collaborative way — balancing healthy competition with lasting partnerships.”
“Schwarzman Scholars is a visionary program that prepares future leaders to act, and interact, in today’s rapidly evolving economic and geopolitical landscape.”