常青藤零距離 - 美國名校印象

A Close Look at the Ivy League - Exploring the Top Universities in the United States
常青藤零距離 - 美國名校印象

A Close Look at the Ivy League - Exploring the Top Universities in the United States

中文 5 x 30' 高清 , 2015
Chinese 5 x 30’ HD, 2015
節目介紹 / Introduction
美國高等教育起源於1636年創建的哈佛學院,在其後的數百年間迅速發展,到今天已演進成世界最先進、最優良的教育制度之一。在中國,是什麼魅力促使學生對美國名校趨之若鶩?中美高等教育制度又存在哪些差異?攝製組歷時一年,走訪哈佛大學、耶魯大學、哥倫比亞大學等美國名校,除了先後對話多位校長、院長、管理層、教育名流和畢業生,更全面走進十數位名校生的大學生活,真實還原中國留學生在美國求學的經歷。



<b>第一集 瘋狂的學生 瘋狂的教授</b>

把子女送到常青藤名校是許多父母的心願,然而在僅靠優異成績已未必能被錄取的今天,一份怎樣的申請表才能得到校方青睞?《虎媽戰歌》作者蔡美兒以嚴苛教育兩名女兒聞名,本集來到「虎媽」家中訪問母女三人對於考進哈佛的感想。此外,節目跟隨哥倫比亞大學新聞學院研究生張之豪去到紐約布朗克斯區,體驗他的大學生活。



<b>第二集 自由的靈魂</b>

美國高校教育提倡通識教育和終身學習,注重學習自由和培養主動性,對各種文化和觀點有着極高的包容性。左彤是耶魯大學歷史專業的本科生,她不但展現多姿多彩的大學生活,也說出通識教育對她的影響。紐約大學蒂施藝術學院研究生何甜園則從課業的實踐中,真實感受到美國的學術自由與包容。



<b>第三集 中國難題</b>

赴美深造的一眾中國大學生除了必須面對語言和文化上的衝擊,也得適應與中國截然不同的美國高等教育治學理念。從對學術誠信的嚴謹規範,以至對博士生的嚴苛要求,本集沈黎英和王努等中國留學生分別說出在美求學所面對的挑戰。另外,曾到中國授課的哥倫比亞大學新聞學院講師艾倫則透過經驗,分析中美大學生的分別。



<b>第四集 創新之路</b>

美國麻省理工大學媒體實驗室是一所創意的理想工坊,30年來為創新研究提供了源源不絕的探索空間。作為實驗室的創始人,尼葛洛龐帝在訪談中透露創新背後的理念,以及前衛創意研究和主流現實生活的關聯。此外,本集探討高等教育在互聯網時代來襲後的推陳出新,更透過知名網絡教育平台和線上大學的興起,觀察科技發展如何顛覆著美國傳統的大學教育方式。



<b>第五集 走出象牙塔</b>

位於美國加州的硅谷孕育着享譽全球的高科技文化,培養出世界頂尖科技企業的創辦人,是計算機系和工程系等畢業生嚮往創業的天堂。本集走進硅谷,與投資人李強探訪科技企業巨頭初創業時的足跡,從中了解硅谷的創業發展。同時,斯坦福大學畢業生曹勖文分享大學在其創業路上扮演的角色。


The founding of Harvard University in 1636 marks the beginning of higher education system in the United States. The United States higher education has since evolved rapidly and become one of the strongest systems in the world today as we know it. In order to get a clear picture of the system and its differences with that of China, our crew embarked on a year-long journey to visit top universities in the United States including Harvard University, Yale University and Columbia University. Besides meeting face-to-face with presidents, deans, administrators, education elites and graduates of different universities, the programme also invites current Chinese students to reveal their lives studying abroad.  



<b>Episode 1 Mad Students, Mad Professors</b>

Many parents aim to send their children to Ivy League schools, but the biggest question asked today is how to be outstanding when excellent academic results alone is not enough. Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, is known for her strict parenting skills. In this episode, let Amy and her two daughters tell you what they think about getting into Harvard University. Besides, Zhang Zhihao from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism visits Bronx in New York to demonstrate his daily university life.



<b>Episode 2 Free Spirits</b>

Many universities in the United States are known to promote general education, lifelong learning and development of learning freedom and initiative. They also show great tolerance to different cultures and views. In this episode, follow Zuo Tong, a History major undergraduate from Yale University to her campus and listen what she has to say about general education. Meanwhile, He Tianyuan from NYU Tisch School of the Arts explains how she experienced the academic freedom and tolerance in the United States.



<b>Episode 3 China Issues</b>

Chinese students in the United States are expected to face not only the discrepancies in language and culture, but also a different set of educational patterns. Whether it’s the strict control of academic integrity, or the high requirements towards doctoral students, Shen Liying and Wang Nu among other Chinese students in this episode express the challenges faced in universities. Moreover, Alan Haburchak from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism compares university students of both countries based on his teaching experience in China.



<b>Episode 4 Road of Innovation</b>

The Media Lab in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research laboratory devoted to numerous innovative researches and inventions for the past 30 years. Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the Media Lab shares the creativity behind the lab as well as the connection between wild research ideas and mainstream reality. In addition, the episode summarizes the evolution of higher education in the internet age, as well as the changes of educational mode led by technology innovation through looking into popular online education platforms and universities.  



<b>Episode 5 Leaving the Ivory Tower</b>

Silicon Valley in California is a hub for world class high-tech development and an origin for many founders of global technology enterprises. It is also a paradise for graduates of Computer Science, Engineering and other majors to start up their businesses. Under the guidance of investor Li Qiang, this episode visits Silicon Valley to discover the traces of big enterprises and explore its current tech startups situation. What’s more, Cao Xuwen from Stanford University talks about how his university has helped him in becoming a serial entrepreneur.