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Yale Education Forum

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and Yale Club of Beijing.

Time and Location

Wednesday, 06/27/2018
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A:   7:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Walk-ins are not accepted.
Those who purchase student tickets are required to show a valid student ID at check-in.
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Education has become the largest expense for middle-class families. Reports said that many of the unnecessary consumptions are driven by parents’ anxiety. How could parents rationally regard education in fierce social competition? Meanwhile, educators have been experimenting with new approaches to education that is future-oriented. The missions and methodologies of these future-oriented educational institutions are well designed in terms of incorporating the best practices from the east and west, but the implementation of these new methodologies have not been easy. We will be hearing different perspectives from school principals, parents and students at the Yale Education Forum.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speakers

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Sally Shan (Yale MBA '97)
Managing Director and Head of China, HarbourVest Partners

Ms. Sally Shan focuses on private equity fund of funds investment, secondary markets and mutual direct investment deals. Prior to HarbourVest, Ms. Shan held various senior management positions in Lehman Brothers and J.P.Morgan. Ms. Shan received MBA degree from Yale School of Management in 1997. She is a member of Aspen Institute China Fellowship. In 2014, Sally Co-founded SHero Fellowship, a young woman leadership program.

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Martin Ma (Ph.D '07)
Founder and CEO, Happy Universe

Dr. Martin Ma is founder and CEO of Happy Universe, a startup using AI and big data to help developers to do cross border mobile app publishing. Dr. Ma holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.

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Wang Shi
Academic Principal, Beijing Kaiwen Academy

Wang Shi is Academic Principal of Beijing Kaiwen Academy, who also serves as the Assistant to Principal at Tsinghua University High School and Director of College Counseling. Member of NACAC and International ACAC, memeber of International Advisory Committee of College Board, Secretary-General of Beijing Academy for College Counseling. He was one of China's first on-campus counselors to pioneer college admission counseling for students. He is widely recognized by top schools in the United States as China's expert in college admissions counseling and international education. Furthermore, he has written articles on China's international education that were published in many public media including the New York Times.

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Li Jing
Head of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications, Whittle School & Studios

Li Jing has a two-decade senior leadership and management experience in the world-leading schools by connecting China and the world. She has achieved Master of Public Administration in International Finance and Economics, Columbia University as well as Master of Arts in American Studies, B.A at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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Vivian Li (Yale SOM '13)
Beijing Event Director, Yale Healthcare Club of China
Founding Partner, Beijing DRGS Tech Co., Ltd

Since 2007, Vivian Li has co-founded two companies in the healthcare industry specializing in healthcare management IT solutions; their products have served more than 600 hospitals in China and overseas. In 2016, Vivian co-founded Beijing DRGS Tech Co., Ltd, catering to the grand national healthcare reform policy, providing DRG cost-control and quality management solutions to connect and maximize efficiency among hospitals, government and medical insurance parties. Prior to that, Vivian also owned an early education center and worked at Stanleyworks for international trading. As a mother of three children, Vivian is very keen on modern education development, Vivian has initiated education panels for Yale Club of Beijing for three consecutive years. Vivian has an MBA degree from Renmin University and an MAM degree from Yale SOM.

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