Pestalozzi alumnus wins prestigious University fellowship

igyan Babu Regmi, a Pestalozzi alumnus from Nepal has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to study at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

This Autumn Bigyan is due to head to Beijing to pursue a Master’s in China Studies with a focus on Economics. Bigyan commented – ‘During my time in Beijing, I hope to develop a nuanced understanding of China, to realize in-depth its interaction with the rest of the world, and garner competencies to contribute to Sino-Nepal relations.’

The University aims to build bridges between China and the rest of the world through its masters programme in China Studies. The Academy’s aim is to shape new generations of global citizens and bring together young people who have demonstrated a talent for leadership and innovation.

Bigyan, who graduated from Pestalozzi in 2016, is currently an economics major at Duke University in the US. He has achieved many things in his time there, including leading the TedXDuke group that organizes the annual TEDX conference at the university, co-founding an organization in Uganda to provide vocational training to unemployed women and moderating a global goals conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He has always had high ambitions and a drive to bring about positive change in his home country of Nepal. He plans to do this by pursuing a career in policy making. We wish Bigyan all the best for his time in Beijing and congratulate him on all his achievements to date.

Student Selection, Alumni Liaison and Development Fund Manager recalls interviewing Bigyan in 2013, ‘Bigyan made an incredibly positive impression from the outset of the selection process. He was thoughtful, insightful and engaging and definitely had that special quality that we look for in Pestalozzi scholars.’

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