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GSS PREVIEW | Masterclass 2: Developing Leaders in Innovation


1. 课程主题及简介 Theme and Introduction


Developing Leaders in Innovation


Our society is driven by charismatic leaders. One can never overemphasize the importance of leadership, no matter in politics, academia, or industry. The meaning of successful leadership does not stay static and is forever evolving over time. With the rapid development of technology and innovative solutions world-wide, future leaders must be equipped with additional capacities that enable them to tackle cross-sectoral local and global challenges. What is effective leadership for the future? What is the connection between leadership and technological innovation? How do leaders become successful in an innovative context? This lecture aims to help students find the answers to these questions.

2. 特约教授/学者简介 Special Invited Professor/Scholar



Pei-Luen Patrick Rau

Pei-Luen Patrick Rau is Vice Dean of the Tsinghua University Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) Institute, Professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering, and Former Director of the Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics at Tsinghua University. He received his PhD at the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He is an Adjunct Professor of Georgia Tech University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yonsei University; Visiting Professor of Chuo University and RWTH Aachen University of Technology; Visiting Scholar of Microsoft Research Asia, and a Distinguished Young Scholar of the National Science Foundation China. His research areas include Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, User Insights and Experience Innovation, Cross-Cultural design, Accessibility, and Service Design and Evaluation.


3. 学术支持单位介绍 Academic Support Department  


Founded by Tsinghua University, the University of Washington, and Microsoft, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a global collaboration between leading universities and cross-sector partners. It is a new model of experiential education and technological innovation in a global context. The goal of GIX is to foster talents to leverage emerging technologies to address local and global challenges in new and impactful ways. GIX is not only a platform for students and young professionals in the technology innovation field, but also the headquarters of Tsinghua University in North America - known as "the overseas Tsinghua Campus".



The 2021 Tsinghua Global Summer School will be held from June 28 to July 6, themed Innovation for Sustainable Development. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.