Welcome to the Harvard China Fund

Established in late 2006, the Harvard China Fund is Harvard University’s “academic venture fund” for China. In service of the entire University, it supports teaching and research on China and promotes Harvard’s presence in China. The University has allocated $15 million to support the Fund, and has made a commitment to raise $50 million over the Fund’s first 10 years. 

The Fund amplifies Harvard’s commitment to China and advances collaborative research on the major challenges facing Greater China, which includes the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. With the establishment of the Fund and the opening of the Harvard Center Shanghai, Harvard University is making an extraordinary statement on the importance of deepening our understanding of, connections with, and investments in the most dynamically changing country in the world. 

The Harvard China Fund’s Steering Committee, composed of faculty across the University’s Schools, has identified three core objectives: 

• Students. To prepare Harvard students for their lifelong engagement with China, and to support Chinese students coming to Harvard for graduate and professional education. 

• Partnerships. To promote interdisciplinary teaching and research about and in China, in collaboration with institutions across Greater China. 

• Presence. To strengthen Harvard’s capacity to address challenges facing China through the Harvard Center Shanghai. 

"Knowledge and education are the world’s most valuable resources. As we move deeper into the 21st century, greater China will play an increasingly important role on the global higher education stage, offering exceptional cultural and academic opportunities for Harvard faculty and students from across the University. Embracing these opportunities and engaging with individuals and institutions across the region is essential to ensuring that our teaching and our research continue to shape the future." - President Drew Faust, Harvard University

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