Class of 2021, Canada
Yenching Scholar at the Yenching Academy of Peking University
Ann Chen has been selected as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and will enrol in the interdisciplinary Master of China Studies programme at the university. The programme annually accepts approximately 125 students each year from partner universities. Ann will be pursuing a thesis on policy interventions to encourage the adaption of sustainable finance in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) during her time at the university.
During her sophomore year at Yale-NUS College, Ann was awarded the Chinese Language Scholarship supported by the Tan Chin Tuan Chinese Culture & Civilisation Programme. The Scholarship enabled her to study Mandarin at Peking University, eventually contributing to her successful application to the Yenching programme.
Ann shared that the interdisciplinary approach – a core feature of a Yale-NUS education – enabled her to explore diverse interests and eventually zone in on a niche research interest. In particular, she is grateful for the ability to analyse problems through a broad lens within the field of global climate change governance. This enabled her to better understand complex issues posed by the looming climate crisis.
“I am very grateful to have benefited from several supportive faculty members over the course of my education at Yale-NUS. I owe a lot of my achievements to their many hours of mentorship and their dedication to help students like myself to think critically and apply lessons to real-world contexts.”