Dulwich International High School Suzhou was recently selected as the partner for the Wake Forest University Global Explorer program. On January 8 the school welcomed academic representatives from Wake Forest University to sign the cooperation agreement which will give students the opportunity to study with a professor from Wake Forest University this summer. Wake Forest University, founded in the US in 1834, has been developing the Global Explorer program to bring a top university course to a High School environment. This is the first year that the Wake Forest University Global Explorer program, will work with a High School outside of the United States. Dulwich International High School Suzhou have invited Dr. Carole Gibson, professor of Biology from Wake Forest University, to teach “The Brave New World of Biotechnology”. Guided by the professor, students will explore the applications of biotechnologies including genetic testing, synthetic biology, alternative fuels, and anti-microbial drug development. Students will be given set reading, conduct research, write papers and will be asked to give presentations on their findings. Dr. Kline Harrison, Vice Provost of Global Affairs from Wake Forest University said,
We are excited to work with Dulwich International High School Suzhou as both of our institutions are innovative, collaborative, quality-driven, student-centered, and mutually respected,”
Director of Global Outreach and Research, Mr. Nelson Brusting, stated,
Wake Forest University is honored and excited to partner with Dulwich International High School Suzhou to offer the Explorer Program on the Dulwich campus this summer. It will be a tremendous opportunity for the professor to learn more about Chinese culture and Dulwich's education by engaging with strong students, and it will provide students the chance to experience a prestigious university course, so that they are best prepared for their future collegiate academic endeavors."