In year 2007, United Design Group Co. Ltd. or UDG had set up the UDG Scholarship with the following rationale: to support in scientific development and to cultivate talents of the Southeast University, Nanjing; to enhance academic exchange and collaboration in between corporate development and higher education; to encourage students to study smart, in their well rounded academic and extra-curricular development; and to cultivate more outstanding talents for the nation. The scholarship serves the existing university students – the seniors and graduates from the School of Architecture – to afford them study tour to the Scandinavian countries.
Learning architecture is not exclusive to books. The architectural experience of students is also a very significant part of leaning. Then and now, many master designers have had their eventual genuine understanding of architecture by means of traveling, hence, paving groundwork for their future.
UDG encourages students to merge theory and practice, stressing on comprehensive development of students. Excellent students who are academically outstanding are welcome to apply for the scholarship with the following rationale: for the research requirements of architectural profession and corporation; for the research requirements evolving around research of Scandinavian design; or based on personal rationale in applying. An undergraduate and another graduate, also by principles of their comprehensive performance in excellence, shall split for the UDG10,000 scholarship. The annual scholarship winners are:
2008 Graduate WU Hailong and undergraduate YANG Ye
2009 Graduate LI Xi and undergraduate HUANG Linghui
2010 Graduate LI Hongkai and undergraduate CAI Qianqian
2011 Graduate LIU Zhen and undergraduate HU Binxun
2012 Graduates JIA Ruo and LIU Jiayang
2013 Graduate SUN Mingze and undergraduate WU Wenchao
2014 Graduate QIAN Shiqi and undergraduate DING Yufei
2015 Graduate ZHAO Yunting and undergraduate YU Siliang
WU Hailong graduated from the Harvard University in June 2012.
YANG Ye graduated from the Columbia University in June 2010.
LI Xi went to the University of Pennsylvania.
HUANG Linghui is admitted to the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich
CAI Qianqian is admitted to the Princeton University in September 2011.
LI Hongkai admitted to the UCLA in June 2012.