Ph.D. Candidates


CAO Yunxin is a Ph.D. student in Public Administration at the University of Macau. She holds a Master’s degree in International Trade from Sun Yat-Sen University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Trade from Tianjin Polytechnic University. Her research focuses on mechanisms of local government cooperation in interregional environmental governance.

E-mail: yb37354@um.edu.mo


DING Rui is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Macau. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the School of International Studies at Guangzhou Jinan University, and a B.A. in Economics from the Business School of Jilin University. His research interests include regional integration in East Asia, China’s foreign affairs, and Sino-European relations.

E-mail: yb47314@um.edu.mo


Peiwen GUO is a Ph.D. student in Public Administration at the University of Macau. She collected her master degree in law from Sun Yat-Sen University and her bachelor degree with double majors respectively in law and education from South China Normal University. Her research focuses on organization behavior of social service in social governance She is hosting two research projects, “the Relationship between Teachers’ Social Network and the Faculty Learning Community in Higher Education” (funded by the Ministry of Education Fund of the People’s Republic of China) and “The Research of the Blended Learning Based on the Strategy of Move-learning Community in Higher Education” (funded by Social Science Association of Guangzhou). Moreover, she has already published around ten journal articles.

E-mail: yb97324@um.edu.mo


Xin JIN is a Ph.D. Student in Political Science at the University of Macau. He holds a Master’s degree in the Science of Diplomacy from the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Southwest University for Nationalities.

E-mail: yb47320@um.edu.mo


Pui Chi LAI (賴佩芝) is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Macau. She obtained a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University and a Master’s degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, focusing on international human rights issues. Her current research is focused on international human rights, identity and post-colonialism. Prior to her Ph.D. research, she worked as an intern for several international human rights organizations and for an international human rights law firm in the Netherlands.

E-mail: yb37368@um.edu.mo


Israel Nyaburi NYADERA is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Government and Public Administration, University of Macau. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, a second Master’s in International Relations from the Middle East Technical University and a B.A in Political Science and History from the University of Nairobi. He has also been a visiting researcher to the University of Milan. His research interests include south -south cooperation, global governance, foreign policy analysis, peace and conflict resolution.

E-mail:yb97305@um.edu.mo


Tony Cho-Ki TO is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Macau. He received an M.A. in International Politics from Fudan University and a B.A. in History from Shue Yan University in Hong Kong. His research interests focus on global military security, cross-Strait military relations and US military strategy. His Ph.D. dissertation is titled, “Military Relations between the United States and Taiwan since 1979”.

E-mail: yb27318@um.edu.mo


Xiaojie WANG is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Macau. She holds an M.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Macau. Her research interests focus on Chinese media and Chinese foreign policy and public opinion regarding China’s rise. Her doctoral dissertation examines global perceptions of a rising China.

E-mail: yb27319@um.edu.mo


ZHANG Xinran (張昕然) is a Ph.D. student in Public Adminstration at the University of Macau. She obtained a Master’s degree in Government and Politics in Greater China from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a B.A degree in Journalism. Her current research is focused on corruption, rent-seeking, and political communication. Her dissertation examines the role of media in combating corruption in mainland China.

E-mail: lilyzhangxinran@126.com