I started my journey at LSE in 2019 as the inaugural class of students in the dual degree program in the Global Political Economy of China and Europe with Fudan University. Together with another sixteen outstanding classmates with diverse backgrounds worldwide, I took cutting-edge courses on political economy theories, international trade, and European public policy.
The European Institute has renowned researchers of European studies who direct me to learn deeper about political and economic issues. Meanwhile, the European Institute is also inclusive, fully encouraging us to pursue what we are enthusiastic about while also fostering a multicultural learning environment. My life at LSE helped me critically consider complicated socio-economic issues and understand the causes of things with a multidisciplinary view. The emphasis on rigorous academic training laid a solid foundation for my future research and helped me develop an interest in pursuing an academic career path.
Currently, I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. My research interests focus on global climate governance, energy transition in developing countries, gender equality, and the linkages among sustainable development goals. Living in an era with plenty of crises and high uncertainties, the question of how to form effective global collaboration across various actors and ensure a “just transition” to a more sustainable future is worthy of systemic research. Therefore, I believe that efforts from academic research coupled with societal forces are pivotal in tackling global challenges. During my Ph.D. studies, I hope to contribute to producing new knowledge for better understanding and addressing the intricate global challenges.