School of Information Studies (iSchool) Professor of Entreprenurship Bruce Kingma hosted a group of visiting scholars from China’s Tsinghua University this week, bringing them to campus as part of a tour of east coast colleges and universities to study how entrepreneurship education and programs are administered in the United States.
Members of the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Tsinghua’s School of Economics and Management, the group of eight scholars spent two days with Kingma and other Syracuse University hosts before heading to Cornell University, the University of Rochester, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, Babson College, MIT, and Harvard University.
During their time in Syracuse, the group met with faculty and staff affiliated with the following student and entrepreneurship programs at the University:
- Blackstone Launchpad
- Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication
- Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management
- New York State Science and Technology Law Center at the College of Law
- Student Immersion Road Trips at the iSchool
- Syracuse Student Sandbox
“Syracuse University was proud to host faculty and students from Tsinghua interested in entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Kingma. “For the past year, Syracuse and Tsinghua have partnered on the Global Sandbox — bringing students from around the world together to start micro-multinational ventures. These students look to infuse the Syracuse model of experiential entrepreneurship education into the Tsinghua University curriculum.”