China's Environmental Challenges: Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantships in China 2020
Interested in conducting environmental research at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China with full funding?
The Harvard-China Project, based at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, in conjunction with the Harvard Global Institute, has developed unique summer opportunities in the past years for Harvard undergraduates to travel to Beijing, China to learn about and experience firsthand the international dimensions of environmental and climate challenges. All student participants are expected to receive full funding from the Office of Career Services and the Harvard Global Institute as part of a grant to the Harvard-China Project.
- In 2018, eight undergraduates undertook summer-long research assistantships at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- Students worked in the labs of English-speaking faculty advisors on topics ranging from the potential of algae as a zero-carbon energy source, to the economic challenges of China’s carbon trading scheme.
- Some of the students also ventured to rural Shanxi province to build groundwater arsenic filters for villagers.
Depending on the level of interest among Harvard students and availability of our Chinese institutional partners, the Harvard-China Project is likely to offer a summer opportunity in 2020 similar to the one in 2018. More details will be announced by late December 2019. Sign up for our list serv to receive more information as it becomes available!
Contact Cody Yiu, Program Administrator at the Harvard-China Project, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Past Programs
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