UACES Collaborative Research Network (CRN) aims at developing a vibrant interdisciplinary academic community in order to promote the exchange of ideas, to encourage research collaboration for high quality academic research among European, Chinese and other scholars, and last but not least to produce policy-relevant analysis for practitioners/policy-makers and civil society interested in Europe-China affairs. Such a CRN has the potential to bring together scholars not only from international relations and political sciences, but also from other academic fields such as sociology, geography, psychology, history and legal studies etc., who are working on the contemporary issues between Europe and China. It will thus be an international platform capable of delivering on the promise of genuine interdisciplinary exchange and take existing research beyond the current state-of-the-art.


Network Management Board

Dr. Wei SHEN (Principal Coordinator)

Associate Dean for China and Jean Monnet Chair Professor

ESSCA School of Management, Angers, FR (wei.shen@essca.fr) 


Prof. Dr. Jing MEN

InBev-Baillet Latour Professor of European Union-China Relations

College of Europe, Bruges, BE (jing.men@coleurop.eu)



Assistant Professor in International Affairs/ Academic Coordinator ESSCA School of Management, Shanghai, CN                             

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