Mireia Paulo Noguera M.A.
Ms. Paulo is Head of Management of the Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, at Ruhr-Universität of Bochum (RUB), Germany. In addition, she is a lecturer and research associate in the Department of ‘International Political Economy of East Asia’ at the Faculty of East Asian Studies. In 2019, Ms. Paulo joined the European-Asian Research Network (SPEAC) research team 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 primarily focus on Asia-Europe relations, EU-China affairs, digital affairs, and legal studies.
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. Ms. Paulo possesses broad international experience, having worked in several countries (China, Indonesia, India, Belgium, Germany, Panama, and Venezuela) across a variety of industries, namely universities, the private sector, NGOs, as well as EU institutions (European Commission) and international organisations (UNHCR).
Ms. Paulo is a member of several research organisations and business associations. She is regularly invited to deliver lectures at different universities, to speak at international events, and to consult and provide bespoke training for companies and government agencies on EU-Asia cross-border investments, regulation, negotiations, and intercultural issues.
Her PhD research project deals with the role of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China in global data governance. Ms. Paulo holds a Master’s degree in Political and Administration of the European Union from the College of Europe, three Bachelor’s degrees, and postgraduate studies from 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.