Training the next generation of influential Chinese thinkers and policy makers to turn research-based recommendations, best practices, and case studies into impactful policies and programs is essential for achieving China’s climate change mitigation goals. 

Interdisciplinary, stimulating education and professional training programs related to energy and climate change will be offered to equip upcoming decision makers in Chinese agencies corporations, nonprofit organizations, and academics, with knowledge of best practices. 

To achieve these goals, the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center is proud to offer the Chern-Simons Fellows Program for Energy & Climate Change—providing state-of-the art training in environmental and natural resource science, policy, and leadership, with an emphasis on addressing the challenges of promoting clean energy and climate change mitigation in China.

The Chern-Simons Fellows Program features two tracks: Leadership Fellows and Visiting Fellows.

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Chern-Simons Leadership Fellows

This three-week certificate program provides state-of-the art training in environmental and natural resource science, policy, and leadership, with an emphasis on addressing the challenges of promoting clean energy and climate change mitigation in China.

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Chern-Simons Visiting Fellows

The Chern-Simons Visiting Fellows Program provides a venue for experienced professionals, scholars, and researchers from China to work on topics related to energy and energy efficiency in China.