Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Launching in 2016, the program will give the students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Students will live and study on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:Public Policy, Economics and Business, and International Studies.
From the website:
"What does it take to lead in the 21st Century? A first-hand understanding of one of the greatest drivers of change on the planet. Schwarzman Scholars is located at the heart of the worlds largest growth economy--a society with an increasing influence on future global affairs: China
Great leaders look forward. They see seismic shifts that drive industry, that shape world affairs, that transform everything. What do they see in the 21st century?: China. The world newest global economic superpower still has a long way to grow. By 2030, China will be home to 1 of every 6 people on the planet, 17 of the 50 largest cities, to more college graduates than the entire U.S.. workforce. But it's not just a numbers game because China is truly different in its development and its culture. The point is this: no matter what field, no matter where you live in the future, those who will lead in the future must understand China today. "
About Steven Schwarzman
Steven Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, a NY-based multinational private equity, investment bank, alternative asset management and financial services corporation, launched the Schwarzman Scholars program in 2012. Blackstone is headquartered at 345 Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, with eight additional offices in the United States, as well as offices in London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Mumbai, and Dubai.