China's Environmental Challenges: Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantships in China 2021
Interested in conducting environmental research in China?
The Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment has developed unique summer opportunities in the past years for Harvard undergraduates to travel to China to learn about and experience firsthand the international dimensions of environmental and climate challenges. All past student participants received full funding.
• 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 China Project is likely to offer a summer opportunity in 2021 similar to the one that ran in 2018. More details will be announced by late December 2020. Sign up to receive more information as it becomes available!
About Our Past Programs
This year's program was unfortunately cancelled by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Learn about the 2018 summer research program at Tsinghua University and Chinese University of Hong Kong in a Harvard Gazette story, which featured students' perspectives on their experiences.
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