University of Connecticut undergraduate Nidhi Nair ’23 (CLAS) has been named the first Schwarzman Scholar in the history of the institution.
The vision of the Schwarzman Scholars is to bring together students from around the world to explore and understand the economic, political, and cultural factors that have contributed to China’s increasing importance as a global power, and train them to forge effective links between China and the rest of the world. The program was established in 2016.
Nair is just one of 151 Schwarzman scholars who will study at the Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2022-23 in pursuit of a one-year master’s degree. Nearly 3,000 students applied to the program. The scholars come from 36 countries and 121 universities from around the world.
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