The main organizer is the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai). T.wai is a non-profit, independent research institute operating in the fields of area studies, global politics, and security studies.
Located in Torino, capital city of the Italian northwestern region of Piedmont, T.wai is closely connected to the core of Europe. The Institute was founded in 2009 through a start-up grant of the Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy’s largest banking foundation, which to this day remains T.wai’s strategic partner.
The two summer programs briefly presented below are perfect for graduate students and young scholars interested in Chinese politics and economy. Scholarships are available for both of them.
ChinaMediterranean Business Program: six crash courses, from July the 13 to August the 27th, in Beijing, Xi'an, and Shenzhen. The program aims to respond to the growing demand for highly-qualified profiles combining substantive competence on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region, good command of the basics of international business, and an entrepreneurial spirit free of naiveté.
Up to 50 select young talents from China and the Euro-Mediterranean region will:
- acquire essential know-how to pursue an international business venture through 250+ hours of lectures & mentoring with a world-class faculty of academics, entrepreneurs, and managers from key multinational corporations;
- experience a full-immersion in China’s top academic institution - Peking University - to access unique insights and techniques for effective management and creative entrepreneurship across China and the Euro-Mediterranean region;
- become part of a vibrant community of high-achieving Alumni steadily establishing themselves in business, academia and institutions across the globe.
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esrGDZ-au2o
TOChina Summer School: two weeks courses, from June 26 to July 7, at the “Luigi Einaudi” Campus of the University of Torino (described as one the world’s "10 most spectacular university buildings") and at the Torino World Affairs Institute's headquarters. A top-class faculty of scholars from the most prestigious academic and research institutions around the world will discuss China's domestic and foreign policy issues. This is the 11th edition of this highly-competitive program.
In-class activities – including lectures, seminars, round tables, and extensive Q&A sessions – run Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O07wWdzx4MA.