University of Michigan student Eduardo Batista has been selected as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar and will undertake a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing next year.

It is the first time a U-M student will be part of the program that sends young leaders from around the world to China. About 5 percent of the 2,800 applicants worldwide were chosen, and that number includes students from 38 countries and 119 universities.

The program is designed to prepare future world leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century and explore the economic, political and cultural factors that have made China a global power.

“I am thrilled to be part of this selected group of people,” said Batista, a senior from Brazil who is studying business and cognitive science. “I’ve been always interested in having a better and deeper understanding of China, because of its influence in Brazil, in the United States and in the world. So it is more than important to understand it from direct experience.”

Read the full article in the University Record: U-M's first Schwarzman Scholar selected to study in China.