Co-Director Liwei Lin


UC Berkeley and Tsinghua University have a long history of collaborations starting from extensive interactions between individual professors. Clearly, a more synergistic, transdisciplinary, and coherent effort is critical to enable concerted research initiatives to confront major societal and economic challenges in China and the United States, as well as those that are global in scale. As such TBSI is established with the vision to build a world-class partnership to fuel economic growth with accelerated innovation through transformative, transdisciplinary and translational research and education. We envision building a bridge across different disciplines, cultures and countries, academia and industry, and an unprecedented platform for international collaborations.