Yale University Statement Regarding Alleged Remarks Made by Former Yale President

Yale University has been contacted regarding rumors that Benno C. Schmidt Jr., former president of Yale University, criticized Chinese universities and the country’s higher education system in general. These alleged disparaging remarks purportedly appeared in a Yale publication.

Yale University has contacted Mr. Schmidt concerning these rumors. "I have never said anything about Chinese universities that has appeared in a Yale publication," Mr. Schmidt told Yale. “Most importantly, those quotes are not my comments and they do not reflect my views."