Qi Chen

Pronouns: she/her

I believe that the pioneering university should emphasize the importance of social impact in broadening disciplinary research, with experimental collaborations bringing artists, scientists, and sociologists together to explore new possibilities for research. Sociologists ask social questions and use art and science to solve them. Schools should encourage interdisciplinary electives and interdisciplinary majors that will allow students to gain a broader perspective; schools should provide interdisciplinary labs and maker spaces to foster collaboration between art, technology, and society. In addition, virtual platforms should be established to connect researchers and students from different faculties and institutions to promote global collaboration.