Project Pengyou is innovating online community-building tools for China alumni groups. In 2013, we piloted new alumni management features exclusively with the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

What is the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC)?

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) is a historic and unique
educational joint venture between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Since its
inception in 1986, the HNC has provided world-class bilingual education to over 2,100
international and Chinese graduate students.

As the only graduate program of its kind, there is perhaps no more emblematic US-China
university partnership than that of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. The Center envisions a future
where their bilingual, bicultural alumni become passionate, committed and influential
advocates for mutual understanding between the U.S. and China.

Visit HNC’s alumni group page here.


How is Project Pengyou working with HNC?

Project Pengyou and the HNC began working together in early 2013. Recognizing the importance
of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s alumni, the Ford Foundation awarded the Center a one-year
grant to collaborate with Project Pengyou to strengthen its global alumni community through
innovative online engagement.

Project Pengyou will be developing customized online tools to serve HNC and SAIS China
alumni by promoting better community management, communication and institutional memory.
These community tools will be piloted with HNC in 2013, and later rolled out to the rest of the
100,000 Strong Initiative’s global alumni network. A select number of HNC alumni leaders in
10 cities from around the world will be steering this pioneering effort.

Alumni Coordinators