Kunshan, China, April 20 / PRNewswire / – Two first-year students from Duke Kunshan University (DKU) have been selected as Rhodes and Schwartzman Scholars.
Ege Kaan Duman is the first DKU student to receive the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international scholarship in the world, while Wanying is the first student to be named a Schwarzmann Scholar.
Duman, who studies global health, plans to pursue a postgraduate degree in medical anthropology, where he is interested in research, including medical ethics and comparative medical descriptions. He said he wanted to advocate for health and healthcare around the world.
“It’s a great honor and a unique opportunity,” said Duman, Turkey’s first student to be elected worldwide. “After all, I have to show that something big can be achieved, no matter what, at the same time, it’s a big responsibility. People believe you go and change the world.”
Winning Hee, who will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in data science next summer, is among 151 grantees selected from nearly 3,000 applicants worldwide for the seventh grade of Schwarzmann grants.
“I am very excited to be a part of this program,” he said. “I have met many Schwarzmann alumni and current students and the community has been very welcoming
Scott McCharn, vice chancellor of academic affairs, said he was proud of both students and hoped they could inspire other students to do the same.
Each year, the Rhodes Trust selects about 100 talented students from around the world for the bar, which will cover the cost of up to three years of postgraduate study at Oxford University.
Students are selected on the basis of merit, character and commitment to society. Previous recipients include former US President Bill Clinton, as well as Nobel laureates Michael Spence, Howard Flory and John Eccles.
One of the most selected scholarship programs in the world, the Schwarzmann Scholarship Program helps young leaders from China, the United States and around the world to study at the state-of-the-art Schwarzmann College in Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Students are selected for their leadership potential, entrepreneurial attitude and desire to understand other cultures. Scholars develop their leadership skills through a one-year, funded masters program in global subjects, including specialization in economics, international studies, or public policy.
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