Welcome to Peking University


The Yenching Social Innovation Forum is hosted by the Yenching Academy of Peking University, an elite 2-year master’s fellowship program. Yenching Academy accepts about 120 scholars from 40+ countries each year, aiming to shape a new generation of global leaders with a nuanced understanding of China and its role in the world.

The majority of activities and workshops at YSIF will take place on Peking University's historic campus in northwest Beijing. Site visits and some meals will take place off campus, providing opportunities to explore the city.

Since its founding in 1898, Peking University (PKU) has played a central role in China’s modern history. Established as the country’s first comprehensive institute for higher education during the Hundred Days of Reform of the Guangxu Emperor, it has educated many of China's leading scientific, literary, and political figures. Widely regarded as China's leading comprehensive institution of higher learning, Peking University topped the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings every year since its inception in 2014. Peking University has continued to play a seminal role in China's modernization, and has been at the forefront of all of the country's important intellectual movements.

More information on PKU can be found here.


Yenching Academy, Peking University 5 Yiheyuan Rd, Haidian District Beijing, China, 100871