SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

CHINA’S POLITICS & ECONOMY

STUDENTS
Year 2016

Milena Dinic (from Republic of Serbia)

MÁTYÁS Máté (from Hungary)

MÁTYÁS Máté is a Master of Public Administration student graduated in International Relations at his home country‘s leading university, the Corvinus University of Budapest after undertaking an exchange semester at the University College London.

Pierre Lebrun (from Belgium)

I used to study international business in Brussels before starting a new experience in Shanghai, in Fudan university before joining Shanghai Jiao Tong university for a master degree in Political science. I decided to join the program of political science in order to add new skills to my profile and obtain an amazing experience in this university.

Greta Pesce (from Italy)

During my previous studies I joined exchange programs in China, USA and UK, and these experiences contributed to broaden my horizons and turn me into the cosmopolitan person I am today. Since I have a strong interest in international relations and economic dynamics, especially the ones regarding China, my goal is to improve professional skills in these fields and develop my professional figure working for diplomatic organizations or international companies.

Gabriel Rijinachvili (from Israel)

Gabriel Rijinachvili is a citizen of the state of Israel, have an L.L.B degree (Law) and currently studies for his Master’s degree in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Gabriel speaks six languages and for the past several years he is doing Advocacy for Israel worldwide including different campuses, forums and this year (2016) also visited the United Nations H.Q. in New-York, USA. He has a military background in the IDF (Israel Defense Force). Gabriel is involved in Municipal politics back in Israel and has close relations with the City Council members (Arad) and several members of the Israeli parliament (Knesset).

Anthony Lawrence Borja (from Philippines)

I am currently taking the Ph.D. in Public Management. I finished my B.A and M.A. in Political Science from De La Salle University (DLSU) from 2007 to 2014. I also worked as a lecturer in the Political Science Department of DLSU from 2010-2016, serving as course coordinator for Citizenship and Governance (CITIGOV) from 2013-2016 and Faculty Adviser for the DLSU - Political Science Society from 2014-2016. I am here in SJTU-SIPA due to my interest in modern Chinese politics. My other research interests are political theory and philosophy, and political economy.

Gantuya Ariunsan (from Mongolia)

During my previous studies, I have challenged myself in various fields such as international economics, business management, and law that it became my advantage to start a new field as a doctoral study without changing my research focus, particularly in regulatory law and public policy analysis. I obtained my bachelor degree from National University of Mongolia, which is the eldest and best university in my country. Then I have completed two master degrees from Free University of Berlin in Germany and Handong Global University in South Korea. Before pursuing an academic career and coming to Jiaoda, I also have worked in private sector as a project manager on rural infrastructure-building project, as well as a foreign trade manager in one of the top companies in Mongolia. For me, choosing an academic path in social science was a promise to empower myself to become the most potential version of those whom can flourish a tiny seed of knowledge in our society. I believe that Jiaoda is the right place to develop as a person and learn from many young talents and their multicultural experiences.

Soyorn Mam (from Cambodia)

I did my bachelor degree in New Delhi, India 3 years ago. I am a scholarship student under the CSC program and currently pursuing Master degree of International Relation in SIPA. When I was issued a scholarship, SJTU was my favorite choice of university for its well designed curriculum and well-known quality of education

Osman Hulusi Takcı (from Turkey)

I am from Turkey and I spent the most of my education life in Istanbul, where I got my BA degree in Business Administration and Management from Boğaziçi University. Moreover, I have interned and intermittently worked as a sale assistant in some prestigious companies during my bachelor study. After graduating from Boğaziçi University, I started a Master’s Degree in International Relations at Ankara-based Middle East Technical University. During my Master studies, I worked in the Ankara-based think-tank, USAK. I specially focused on Chinese Political Economy, China’s Foreign Policy especially on Middle East not only in my academic studies but also on think-tank-based researches. Since my main area of interest is China, I decided to come to China, thus, I eventually enrolled in China’s Politics and Economy MA Program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University with the support of CSC Scholarship. I hope that this experience will provide me with large opportunities to be able to discover China’s unique cultural roots and to contemplate the deep Chinese thought.

Sara Ferrando (from Italy)

My name is Sara Ferrando, I am Italian. I got my BA in Chinese Language and Culture in Venice, the city of Marco Polo. Soon after my graduation in 2003, I studied Mandarin in Zhejiang University. After an internship in two public Italian Institutions, in 2008 I started working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy in the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai. Last year I discovered the amazing MPA program at Jiaotong University. Since the program is created for part time students, I thought that it would really suit me. As a government employee, I think that this MPA program will enrich my knowledge in the public administration field.

Jeonghyun Oh (from South Korea)

I am Jeonghyun Oh from South Korea. It was when I was working as a real-time news caster in the largest finance TV channel in Korea that I decided to study in China. Interviewing such distinguished figures as the Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, I gained confidence in my belief that China holds the key to the better future of the world, as well as mine, which my stay here in Shanghai has proven to be right. Apart from my working experience, I have maintained interest in various fields, as shown in my hobbies such as yoga and taijiquan, volunteer works for the immigrants in the rural area of Korea, not to mention internship experiences in German parliament, LG Display Europe, and Dong-A Media. I am currently in Chinese Politics and Economy program (Political Science), in line with my Bachelor‘s degree in Political science and North Korean Studies. I speak Korean, English and German, now I am improving my Chinese.

YingHui Lee (from Singapore)

I am YingHui Lee, a PhD candidate from Singapore. I got my BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Reading and MA in International Relations from Peking University. Before joining SJTU, I worked as a Research Analyst with the Maritime Security Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. My research interests are in East Asian maritime security, Taiwan politics and more broadly on East Asian regional security.