Prof. Dr. Wei SHEN
Jean Monnet Chair Professor in EU-China Relations and Associate Dean for China
ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France
Associate Dean for International Relations at Deakin University, Australia
Wei Shen is Associate Dean for China and Professor of International Affairs at the ESSCA School of Management in France. He holds a PhD in Geography from Loughborough University where he awarded Sir Robert Martin University Medal, a LLM in Law and Economics from Stockholms Universitet, a Master in Urban Management from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. He is an associate at the Institut français des relations internationales (ifri) and vice-president of the EU-Asia Centre and has taught at Sciences Po de Paris and Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes (Strasbourg) and is an academic expert for the EU. Previously he worked at Council of Europe (Strasbourg), Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore), International Organisation for Migration (Geneva), and United Nations in Hamburg and Rome. Wei has published widely in academic journals and been quoted in international media such as Le Monde, International Herald Tribune, China Daily, and his research has been funded by the European Science Foundation, European Commission, Royal Society and Volkswagen Stiftung among others.
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InBev-Baillet Latour Professor of
College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
European Union-China Relations
Prof. Dr. Jing Men (BE) is InBev-Baillet-Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe. She also works for Vesalius College, Brussels. She graduated from Nankai University in Tianjin, China, with a BA (1990) and an MA (1993) in English Language and Literature. She obtained a post-graduate diploma in Management (2002) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (2004) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
She has widely published on EU-China relations, European integration as well as Chinese foreign policy and external relations.
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Dr. Frauke AUSTERMANN
Alumna of the German-Chinese Graduate School of Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Frauke Austermann is the Head of Projects at the Headquarters of Porsche AG in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, dealing with innovation in the field of human resource management. She is also Research Associate of the EU-Asia Institute and continues to conduct research on EU-China relations, EU diplomacy, intercultural management and international employment relations. Frauke Austermann is the first alumna of the German-Chinese Graduate School of Global Politics (GSGP) at Freie Universität Berlin. The GSGP is the third partner institution of the UACES EU-China CRN.
Frauke Austermann holds a PhD degree in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin and Renmin University of China; a BA degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and Sciences Po Paris and a MSc degree in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics (all with distinction). She is fluent in English, French, Dutch and Mandarin. Before coming (back) to Cologne, Frauke was Assistant Professor in International Affairs and Program Director at the Shanghai teaching site of ESSCA School of Management and Head of Cologne-Campus, International School of Management, Dortmund-Frankfurt-Munich-Hamburg-Cologne. She was also a full-time Lecturer in European Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University.
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Director of Studies and Assistant Professor in International Affairs at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai.
Maximilian RECH is Director of Studies and Assistant Professor in International Affairs at ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai. He is also Academic Director of the MSc in Global Management ‘China-Europe Business’ and Academic Director of the MSc in Digital Marketing & Business, a programme that bridges the gap between Europe and China, focusing on the digital transformation of business models and best practices in digital marketing.
Specialising on Eurasian trade and investment as well as macro-economic cooperation in the framework of the EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy and along the Belt Road Initiative, Maximilian is affiliated with the ESSCA EU*Asia Institute, Renmin University of China, and Technical University of Munich. Maximilian previously worked for the Brussels-based think tank Friends of Europe where he implemented the European Union financed ‘Understanding China Programme’ and for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Maximilian has published with PalgraveMacmillan, Cambridge Scholars Publishing and Springer Nature among others.