Chen Yidan Foundation Supports Harvard Graduate School of Education

Philanthropy News Digest | July 03, 2018

The Chen Yidan Foundation, a private charitable foundation established by Charles Chen Yidan, a co-founder and advisor emeritus of Chinese Internet giant Tencent, has announced a $4 million grant in support of the Harvard Graduate School of Education's redesign of its master's in education program as well as a new visiting fellows program. The funding includes $3 million in support of the redesign effort and $1 million to establish the Chen Yidan Global Visiting Fellows Program. With the goal of making the master's program more globally oriented and responsive to future challenges, the redesign will focus on developing a foundational body of professional knowledge, shared dispositions, and highly valued skills across the many roles in the field of education, with the goal of better understanding and transforming learning opportunities. A crucial part of that effort, the Chen Yidan Global Visiting Fellows Program will bring scholars and practitioners from a range of regions and professional backgrounds including industry, research and scholarship, policy, and entrepreneurship to teach at HGSE, where they will exchange ideas with Harvard faculty, students, and the broader university community. Starting this fall and continuing over the next five years, the fellows program will enable HGSE to build a network of education scholars and practitioners around the world.

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