Drexel In China

Part 2 – Part 1 - Introduction and Announcement of the Spring 2012 Delegation

A global leader in innovative research and experiential education, Drexel University is blazing the trails forward through diverse and unique collaborations in China.  The most recent and exciting manifestation of this pioneering spirit is the partnership with The Philadelphia Orchestra on the historical 2012 Orchestra Residency Week and Tour in the People’s Republic of China. 



Drexel in China

Drexel President John Fry and Dr. Jiang Mianheng at the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SARI) in October 2011 for the signing of the agreement that formed the joint research center. 


Drexel in China

Shanghai Skyline at night

A delegation of Drexel representatives, led by President John Fry, Provost Mark Greenberg and Vice Provost Julie Mostov will travel with the orchestra to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai participating in educational programming, community outreach and student engagement.  This tour will be the first extended residency of a U.S. orchestra in China and is part of the extensive history of The Philadelphia Orchestra in U.S. China relations and cultural diplomacy.

Drexel enhances its global impact and fosters people to people diplomacy through exchanges, the arts and its distinctive international joint research center model.  Recent examples of the joint research model include the Drexel SARI Research Center in Shanghai.  and the Drexel-IDR Research HUB with Hebrew University.   University roots in China run broad and deep, crossing geographic, disciplinary and industry boundaries.  Drexel has formal partnerships with numerous academic and scientific institutions in China from academies of fine art and top universities to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Please visit our website: www.drexel.edu/international over the next several weeks as we chronicle the Drexel in China story and document Philadelphia’s relationship with the people of China.