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Faculty experts from Cornell and many Chinese universities and institutions collaborate in wide-ranging and interdisciplinary scholarly pursuits for research discoveries and applications. Their goal is to make a difference in the world.

Selected Collaborations

At any given time, there are numerous ongoing research partnerships between Cornell faculty and their colleagues at Chinese institutions. This is a small sampling of some of the current programs.

Cornell Institute for China Economic Research

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Cornell College of Business, Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER) currently has 20 faculty members across six colleges. CICER serves as a hub for Cornell expertise on China’s economy. Through education, research, and policy engagement, the institute contributes to Cornell’s internationalization efforts by bringing Cornell to China and China to Cornell. The institute is being recognized as the go-to-place for expertise on China’s economy both inside and outside Cornell. CICER organizes activities in the following three areas: research, policy engagement, and education.

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat Project

A collaboration of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with China’s Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to help wheat breeders.

East Asia Program

A part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the program is a focal point for research and teaching on East Asia and the hub of a Cornell network of experts devoted to studies of contemporary and historical East Asia.

Emerging Markets Institute

A part of Cornell S.C. Johnson College of Business, the institute focuses on thought leadership about the role of emerging markets in the global economy, bringing together preeminent practitioners and academics from around the world.

International Programs

A part of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, IP-CALS partners with Chinese institutions—such as Beijing Normal University, China Agricultural University, Jiangnan University, and Zhejiang University—on research to promote sustainable solutions to development, food, and agriculture needs.

Tang Cornell-China Scholars Program

Established in 1999, the program has supported 20 Chinese mid-career scholars for study and research in agricultural and biological sciences and biological engineering at Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca.