Global Innovation eXchange Institute, Tsinghua University, or GIX, is a multi-cultural and open education-research platform co-created by two of the world's leading research universities: Tsinghua University and University of Washington. GIX institute, located in Seattle, Washington, U.S., dedicates itself to the cultivation of leaders with global vision and innovative sprits, exploring a series of global challenges such as smart devices, smart medicine and clean energy.
——GIX is the first physical presence in the U.S. of a Chinese research university. On September 23, 2015, during his visit to Seattle, President XI Jinping presented a dawn redwood, a tree native to China, with his blessings to GIX for its future success.
——Exponential growth in connected devices is expected over the next decade, resulting in tremendous social and economic value, as the Internet of Things, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Computing, and Smart Devices become dramatically more cost effective, simpler to develop, and increasingly mainstream. Connected devices are poised to contribute to the advancement of such diverse fields as health and natural resource management. To invent new applications and develop the expanding connected device market requires leaders with an array of technology, prototyping, design and entrepreneurial skills. We address global challenges by interdisciplinary project oriented education. We train the students how to integrate resources and leverage the innovation ecosystem to change the world.
——Connected Devices is the first dual master degree program offered by GIX. Students must reach degree requirements of both universities, and will be awarded Master of Engineering in Information Technology from Tsinghua University and Master of Science in Technology Innovation from the University of Washington. Starting from fall 2017, prospective students with innovative consciousness, vision and sense of responsibility will start their study in Seattle.
——Powering Innovation：Global Challenges; Interdisciplinary Project-oriented; Resource Integration; Innovation Ecosystem.
Programs for International Students 2018
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