University Master's Degree in European Union-China: Culture and Economy

Cultivating specialists to join the labour market in the European Union, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau or Latin America, in companies, institutions or non-governmental entities.

Teaching staff Official Master's Degree in European Union-China: Culture and Economy

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Course coordinator

Minkang Zhou
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Master direction

Dr. Minkang Zhou

Academic Management 


Amelia SÁIZ: PhD in Intercultural Studies, sociologist, UAB lecturer. Studies contemporary East Asian society from the perspective of women's social position and gender studies, focusing on China. Has studied the Asian communities in Spain and their process of settlement, and intercultural relations in the context of the family, education, work and the economy.

Natalia FERNÁNDEZ: PhD in Linguistics and also in Philosophy. Specialises in negotiation, conflict resolution and intercultural communication. Philologist and translator of nine languages. Main research interests: intercultural studies, gender studies, applied linguistics and critical discourse analysis.

Joaquín BELTRÁN: PhD in Political Science, social anthropologist. UAB lecturer and East Asian Studies coordinator. Has broad research experience (InterAsia research group) in contemporary Chinese society and culture. Has been a researcher at the University of Beijing and director of the Confucius Institute Foundation in Barcelona. Lines of research: the Chinese diaspora, especially aspects of education, health, religion, work, economy and popular culture of the Chinese presence in Spain.

Joan Ripoll: PhD in Economics and Business Studies. Tenured lecturer at the Abat Oliba CEU University (UAO CEU). Specialises in international economics and macroeconomics. Has written several articles on globalisation and its effects on the emerging economies. Lines of research: the effects of financial liberalisation, the economies of Latin America and East Asia, economic globalisation.

Miquel RODRIGO: PhD in Information Sciences. Lectures in theories of communication (Pompeu Fabra University). Has taught courses and lectured in several universities in Spain and abroad. Has conducted research at the Research Center for Language and Semiotic Studies (University of Indiana), the Center for the Study of Communication and Culture (University of Saint Louis) and at the Centre d'Études sur l'Actuel et le Quotidien (Université René Descartes, Paris V).

Minkang ZHOU: PhD in in Intercultural Studies. Coordinator of the master's degree. Bachelor's degree in Hispanic Studies obtained in China, Master's degree in Business Administration obtained in the USA, PhD obtained in Spain. Has published books and articles on linguistics, culture, society, politics and economics in the Hispanic-Chinese world, with emphasis on intercultural factors. Specialises in the implantation of commercial and industrial operations in China and Spain.

Nora SAINZ: PhD in Political Science and International Relations. Tenured lecturer at the UAB. Coordinator of the Research Group on International Relations in Asia (GIRIA): made up of young researchers from different Catalan universities, affiliated to the Institute for International and Intercultural Studies (IEII-UAB), and collaborating with the CIDOB Foundation. A key academic figure in lines of research on Latin America-Asia relations and on Central Asia.

Federico GUERRERO: Diploma in Advanced Studies in Public International Law and International Relations. Lecturer in International Relations at the UAB and Ramon Llull University. An expert on European Union foreign policy. Researches at the Observatory on European Foreign Policy. Lines of research: Regional Studies of Sub-Saharan Africa, EU Foreign Policy, and the international system of cooperation for development.

Josep Manel BRAÑAS: PhD in Economics. Emeritus lecturer at the UAB. Has studied at universities in France, Belgium, the USA and South Korea, conducting research on Asia and, more specifically, South Korea. Lines of research: foreign trade and commercial relations between Spain and Asia.

Gemma FRANCÉS: PhD in International Economics. Lectures in the Department of Applied Economics, UAB. Specialises in Spanish economy and international trade, and economy and tourism policy. Lines of research: assessing policies on local development in rural areas of the European Union, various topics related to tourism development.

Dídac CUBEIRO: PhD in History. Graduate in Economics and Business Studies. Lectures in the Department of Applied Economics, UAB and collaborates with the CSIC research group: Asia-Pacific Studies. Lines of research: economic history and economy of contemporary China.

Jordi ROSELL: PhD in Economics. Tenured lecturer in the Department of Applied Economics, UAB. An expert in European regional and agrarian policy, he has participated in several European research projects in the fields of agricultural economics, rural development and the environment. Has worked as a consultant in the design and evaluation of public policies for regional and national administrations and for the European Commission.

Lourdes VILADOMIU: PhD in Economics and tenured lecturer in the Department of Applied Economics, UAB. Has wide-ranging research experience and has coordinated the Spanish team on several research projects on agricultural development commissioned by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture. Has participated in different exchange networks between universities in Latin America and Europe. Lines of research: economics and development policies.

José GARCÍA: Bachelor's degree in Law from the UAB. Practising lawyer since March 1985, mainly in employment law and company law. Lectures at several bar associations and universities. Lines of research: Chinese and European legal systems in company law.

Josep Mª COLL: PhD in International Relations. Graduate in Business Management and Administration. Has wide-ranging international experience, mainly in Asia, where he has lectured in marketing and innovation at several universities. Member of the research group on Political Economics of Integration (GREPI) at the UAB. collaborates with Casa Àsia and the CIDOB Foundation. Member of the studies commission for the development committee of the European Parliament. Consultant on development and project evaluator for the European Commission. Lines of research: role of the private sector in inclusive development, eradication of poverty, sustainability.

David Castells, Doctor in Economics and associate lecturer at the Applied Economics Department at the UAB. Member of the research group in Regional Quantitative Analysis (AQR-IREA) of the University of Barcelona and the Spanish Development Studies Network (REEDES). He has published books and articles about Economics, inequality and sustainable development in the cities.