Three years on: A look at the Penn Wharton China Center


Young man and women looking out at Beijing from Penn Wharton China Center

When Penn President Amy Gutmann drew up the Penn Compact 2020 with its core principles of inclusion, innovation, and impact, she set the stage to expand global engagement at Penn and to, in her words, “bring Penn to the world and the world to Penn.”

In launching the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing and the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (CREF) on March 10, 2015, she reiterated the call for social impact and global engagement.

“Engagement with communities here at home, across our country, and throughout our world—civic engagement, for short—is at the heart of the Penn Compact 2020,” said Gutmann. “Penn’s engagement in China via research, academic and student exchanges, and broad partnerships with Chinese institutions benefits Penn’s campus and community, and enhances global understanding and discovery.”

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