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USC Global Conference News

Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities Hong Kong, October 13-15, 2011

Topic: Degree Program

USC and Taiwan To Partner on PhD Fellowships

The University of Southern California and the Taiwan Ministry of Education are delighted to announce the creation of “Taiwan-USC Scholarships,” a joint partnership that will provide Ph.D. students from Taiwan with full tuition and living stipends as they pursue advanced degrees at USC.

The partnership was formally commenced at a signing ceremony in Taipei on October 6, 2011, attended by representatives from the Taiwan Ministry of Education and USC.

Read the full release.


USC Rossier Launching New Global Executive Ed.D.

USC Rossier School of Education is recruiting the first cohort for an unprecedented new professional doctorate program, the Global Executive Ed.D,* to be conducted through
collaborative online learning combined with residential sessions in both Los Angeles and Hong Kong. The first cohort will begin in summer 2012.

The two-year hybrid program will focus on preparing senior education leaders and policy makers from the United States, the Asia Pacific Rim, and other countries, to understand education policy from a global perspective. USC specifically identified Hong Kong as its second location, as it is centrally located for over half the world’s population.


Under the banner of “Global Challenges and Enhancing Opportunities,” USC hosts its 2011 Global Conference in Hong Kong Oct. 13 to 15. Remarks by USC president C. L. Max Nikias and a keynote address by Thomas L. Friedman set the stage for a program of leading experts providing global perspectives on technologies and the economy, global health and the environment, and governance and cultural landscapes. Follow us on Twitter #USCHK.