Mireia Paulo Noguera M.A.
Head of Management
Ms. Paulo is Head of Management of the Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC) at Ruhr-Universität of Bochum (RUB), Germany, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She is a lecturer and research associate at the Department of ‘International Political Economy of East Asia’ at the Faculty of East Asian Studies at RUB. In 2019, she joined the research team of the European-Asian Research Network (SPEAC) as a research associate, and in 2020, she became a lecturer at the Jean Monnet Chair awarded to Prof. Bersick (CEAPPP). Her major research interests include the areas of Asia-Europe relations, EU-China affairs, global digital affairs, and data governance.
In addition to academia, she is a listed foreign Arbitrator/Mediator at the Shanghai International Arbitration Center and a Senior Consultant at A&Z Law Firm. Her expertise is proven by more than fifteen years of research work, government relations, legal industry, business internationalisation, marketing and communication between Asia and Europe/USA. She possesses broad international experience, having worked in several countries (China, Indonesia, India, Belgium, Germany, Panama, Venezuela) across a variety of industries, namely universities, private sector, NGOs, as well as EU institutions (European Commission) and international organisations (UNHCR).
Ms. Paulo is member of a variety of research organisations and business associations. She is regularly invited to provide lectures at different universities, to speak at international events, and to consult and deliver bespoke training for companies and government agencies on EU-Asia cross-border investments, regulation, negotiations, and intercultural issues.
Ms. Paulo’s PhD research project deals with the role of China and the EU in global data governance. She holds an M.A. in Political and Administration of the European Union at the College of Europe, three Bachelor’s degrees, and postgraduate studies conducted at the School of Economics, Fudan University (China), and Chinese Mandarin language at Peking University. During her studies, Ms. Paulo obtained numerous awards and scholarships such as: “EU Windows’ Programme” awarded by the Ministry of Education of the PRC; “M.A. programme at the College of Europe” by the Spanish Foreign Ministry; two-years study at the Peking University by the ICO Spanish Agency; two post-graduate summer schools by the Marie Curie Programme at Bristol University and Leeds University; and participation at the First ASEFUAN Dialogue on Climate Change and Sustainable Development.