Published January 2017
22 months into the launch of Penn China Research & Engagement Fund (CREF), the program witnessed sustained interest from Penn faculty members across the 12 Schools in understanding China through increasingly multifaceted engagement with and research on dynamic developments of the country. When the Provost launched the CREF Fund, the goals were:
- To highlight the Penn Wharton China Center as a preeminent space in China for knowledge exchange and professional consultation;
- To develop new, or strengthen existing, institutional and faculty-to-faculty relationships with Chinese partners;
- To support outstanding research projects from across the University that are poised to make significant contributions to their field;
- To increase the study and understanding of China at Penn and create opportunities for meaningful student engagement.
As of January 2017, CREF supported a total of 25 projects at a funding level of approximately $4.85 million, enabling collaborations with over 55 unique Chinese institutional partners and 16 organizations located around the world. Moreover, the Fund is making impressive progress toward its four-fold goals.
To learn more about the impact of the first two years of the Penn China Research and Engagement Fund (Penn CREF), please read our January 2017 report.