The Berggruen Fellowship Program is a cornerstone of the Institute’s mission to nurture ideas that shape the future. Since 2015, the program has established academic partnerships for its Residential Fellows at premier research universities throughout the world: Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, New York University, University of Southern California, Peking and Tsinghua. In 2018, the Berggruen Fellowship Program expanded its scope to include Research Fellows for the Transformations of the Human program.
Themes range from global and technological development to philosophical and cultural change, with the focus varying within each program area. Although diverse in their areas of study, Berggruen Fellows also collaborate and dialogue with one another throughout their term, providing an opportunity to expand upon and refine their ideas.