Fail Better is a video series about resilience and grit. It showcases staff, faculty and students who have failed big — sometimes in very public, humiliating ways. And yet, despite their disappointments, they have all learned vital lessons about their work and themselves.
Founded in 2005 at Washington University in St. Louis, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy seeks to prepare the next generation of global leaders and to foster collaboration among a network of 35 leading research universities. Together, we seek to tackle some of the thorniest global challenges that no single country, let alone university, can address on its own.
In October 2018, Washington University in St. Louis organized the 7th International Symposium of the McDonnell Academy in Beijing, in collaboration with Tsinghua University. The symposium convened presidents, faculty and graduate students from the Academy’s partner institutions to discuss new approaches to research and education in three thematic areas:
♣ Agriculture, food and water ♣ Energy and environment ♣ Public health and aging