Prof. Dr. Wei SHEN

Jean Monnet Chair Professor in EU-China Relations
Associate Dean for China
ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France


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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Prof. Dr. Jing MENjing men

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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Head of Cologne-Campus, International School of Management, Dortmund-Frankfurt-Munich-Hamburg-Cologne

Alumna of the German-Chinese Graduate School of Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Dr. Frauke Austermann is the Head of Campus of the International School of Management, Cologne, Germany. She researches and teaches 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. She was also a full-time Lecturer in European Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University.