By The Numbers: Penn Wharton China Center

Since PWCC opened in 2015, it’s become a hub of business and academic activity in Beijing’s Central Business District and a link for idea exchange between the School and Asia.*

 

A scene from the PWCC opening celebration in 2015

 


Events held at PWCC


Telepresence events since PWCC began its Research Frontiers Speaker Series last March. Speakers included business ethics professor Kevin Werbach


Approximate number of Wharton alumni currently in China


 

Number of Penn alumni who attended events

 


Miles between Philadelphia and Beijing

 


Event attendees

 


Ben on the Bench replicas at PWCC

 


Year when the first Chinese student enrolled at Penn

 


Media outlets covering PWCC news and happenings annually

 


Funding for 28 projects through the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, which facilitates engagement with PWCC and supports five areas of study, including health care, innovation, and political economy

 


Current PWCC partnerships with Chinese institutions

 


Events related to business (25 percent focused on technology/innovation/entrepreneurship)

 


Approximate number of Chinese students currently at Wharton


 

*All figures from 2015–2017 unless noted.

Published as “China Connection’” in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Wharton Magazine.

 

 

 

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