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L'X student enrolls a prestigious Chinese program

Pablo Ducru, class of 2011, was selected Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Schwarzman Scholars is an academic program designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.

Pablo Ducru has been selected among 3,000 applicants worldwide. École Polytechnique student and currently a PhD candidate in nuclear physics at MIT, will enroll next summer a class of 140 students of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars academic program. Launched in 2016 by Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder of BlackStone, the world's largest alternative asset management company, the program aims at building bridges between the world's two largest economies, the United States and China. Composed of one third of American students, one third of Chinese students and another third of young people from the rest of the world, this program aims at introducing the role of China in political, economic and scientific fields to the future leaders.

He started learning Chinese at École Polytechnique

For Pablo Ducru, this program is "an opportunity to discover the tremendous entrepreneurial opportunities that abound in China, a country where entrepreneurs are not afraid to experiment on a large scale". At the end of this experience, Pablo Ducru wants to "create a company with an international focus, working between China, the United States, and France."

Pablo Ducru began to learn Chinese at l'X and impoved it during his graduation internship at the Solvay Group in China. At l'X, the student has also developed his interest in international relations, he has been President of the association "X on the MUN" which sends student delegations to the "the National Model United Nations".