Time to Shine in Hong Kong
May 21, 2013
On the heels of a successful, seven-year fundraising campaign, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann visited Hong Kong in May to host a Penn alumni event on May 21 for alumni from throughout Asia.
More than 250 alumni and friends attended the event. Approximately 15,000 Penn alumni currently live in Asia, with high concentrations in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, and Shanghai. More than 60 percent of Penn’s international students are from Asia.
Late last year, President Gutmann announced early plans for a Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing. The creation of the center is a major new initiative in the University’s pillar of engaging globally. (More information available here.)
Already, eleven of Penn’s 12 schools have an engagement with at least one partner university in China, for a total of 39 formal agreements with 17 institutions in China.
Hong Kong is the first of nine stops for the Time to Shine world tour.