TSINGHUA WEEK AT BERKELEY – Academic Panel: Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship (GTE)

Academic Panel

Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship (GTE)



The Tsinghua-Berkeley Global Technology Entrepreneurship program is a joint program established in Fall 2009. Taught by faculty from both Tsinghua and Berkeley Engineering and based at Tsinghua, the program combines curriculum from Tsinghua’s School of Economics and Management and Berkeley Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology to introduce Tsinghua graduate students, primarily in engineering and the sciences, to technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. This session will feature an overview of the program, student project start-ups, and opportunity for questions and discussions with faculty from both Tsinghua and Berkeley Engineering.

Hosted by: Banatao Institute @ CITRIS and College of Engineering


  • Ikhlaq Sidhu, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology; Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (UC Berkeley)
  • Max Shen, Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (UC Berkeley)
  • Jian GAO, Professor and Chair, Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua)
  • Kebin HE, Executive Associate Dean, Graduate School (Tsinghua)

The University of California, Berkeley, welcomes faculty, administrators, and students from Tsinghua University to campus for “Tsinghua Week at UC Berkeley 2010.” Tsinghua University, a top-tier comprehensive research university in Beijing, China, has sent a delegation of 130 faculty, administrators, staff and students to Berkeley to participate in events and activities designed to promote research and learning, drawing upon the resources of both universities. Areas of exchanges range from science and engineering to architecture, philosophy, history, public policy, social welfare, and higher education. During the three-day event, departments, schools, and research units on the Berkeley campus will serve as sites of synergy and discussion designed to bridge research and learning across the Pacific and to strengthen ties between the two universities. Student events will highlight university life on both campuses and encourage cultural exchange.