At the annual conference for the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), held October 11-13 in Atlanta, GA, Dean Sandra O. Archibald from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance (USA) and Dean Lan Xue of Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy & Management (China) made official an innovative dual-degree program that will bring these two world-class programs together and offer students an unparalleled graduate school experience.

A perfect fit for students seeking careers in international public affairs, or working on the connections between global and local problems, this program will prepare students to think and work across national contexts to apply policy and program innovations  in such areas as data science, e-Government, public policy, and management. 

“We are excited to formalize this partnership that will deepen the relationship between Tsinghua and the University of Washington that was launched two years ago under the UW’s Global Innovation Exchange, and that will offer students the opportunity become true global leaders.  I know that together, our two strong public policy and managements schools are going to make a significant impact on the data analytics field,”said Evans School Dean Archibald at the signing ceremony held October 11.

“Big data and related emerging innovations will change our society profoundly.  How to prepare our students for such new trend is a challenge that no one can escape.  The dual degree program between the Evans School at the University of Washington and the School of Public Policy & Management at Tsinghua University offers exciting new opportunities to better understand this new trend and prepare our students for the change across disciplinary and cultural boundaries,” offered Tsinghua University Dean Xue. 

To learn more about this new and exciting program, visit the Evans School’s Global MPA website.