NYU Abu Dhabi Student Selected as Yenching Scholar

Portrait of Julia Saubier

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The Yenching Academy of Peking University offers an interdisciplinary China studies program designed for future global leaders

NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2016 graduate, Julia Saubier, has been selected as a Yenching Scholar in the third cohort at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. Saubier plans to study economics and management as a Yenching Academy Scholar of Peking University this fall.

In Beijing, Saubier hopes to explore how China's film distribution network and dynamic technological market are creating the frameworks of possibility for the global film industry. She hopes to use her studies to inform her understanding of how China's rising demand for film and entertainment can spearhead a global commitment to industry-wide diversity and inclusion best practices.

Saubier said: "NYU Abu Dhabi has allowed me to situate my studies in a broad, interdisciplinary context, attuned to transcontinental connections, comparisons, and exchange. I am looking forward to continuing to strengthen my commitment to global frameworks of understanding as a Yenching Academy Scholar at Peking University in Beijing."

Saubier graduated from NYUAD in 2016 with a major in Social Research and Public Policy and concentrations in Film and New Media Production and Political Science. She is currently based in London and hopes to pursue further studies or a career in the film industry upon completion of the scholarship program in Beijing.

Designed to promote interdisciplinarity in the study of contemporary China, the Yenching Academy of Peking University – China’s most prestigious institution of higher learning – underlines the value of thinking about its development from both Chinese and international perspectives. As a fully-funded residential program at China’s top university, the Yenching Academy builds bridges between China and the world by gathering young people who show promise to lead and innovate in their fields.

The Yenching Academy of Peking University aims to build a platform for China-oriented talent, and to shape a new generation of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China and its role in the world. Situated in the heart of Peking University, the Academy is ideally positioned to take full advantage of the academic talent and cultural resources made available to Yenching Scholars on and off campus.

The full list of 2017 Yenching Cohort Scholars can be viewed here.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.