A partnership created in June with the launch of the Global Innovation Exchange was further deepened Monday in Beijing as the University of Washington and Tsinghua University signed an agreement creating a 1+1 dual degree program.
The signing ceremony between President Ana Mari Cauce and Chairperson Chen Xu took place on the Tsinghua University campus after the UW delegation — including former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire and Microsoft Corporate Vice President Rich Sauer — was welcomed at the historic Gong Zi Ting hall.
The dual degree program will provide students with the opportunity to study in both Bellevue and Beijing, earning a master’s degree from each university.
The GIX announcement was the first of a series of events between the two universities this week, with the morning also including an Innovation and Big Data Forum. #UWinChina continues in Hangzhou and Shanghai, capped off by the UW Innovation Summit and the Pac-12 China game.
Puget Sound Business Journal: UW, Tsinghua launch first Global Innovation Exchange degree program