Prof. Dr. Jörn-Carsten Gottwald

Senior Researcher
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Dr. Jörn-Carsten Gottwald is Professor at the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Chair in East Asian Politics, and has been working on EU-China-related issues for more than 15 years. Following completion of his PhD dissertation at Free University Berlin on “Regional Politics in the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Hainan” (2000), he completed a peer-reviewed post-doc (German habilitation) in Political Sciences at the University of Trier on “The Politics of Regulation of Financial Services in the European Union” (2006). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), Berlin and was founding co-director of the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr. He has published internationally on European China policies, financial regulation in China and in the EU, on political and economic relations between China and the European Union, and the Belt and Road Initiative. His current research centers on issues of financial regulation and innovation in China and Europe and on changing the underlying expectations in bilateral relations from a role theoretical perspective. A regular visiting professor at various business schools in China and Europe, he is actively involved in connecting Europe and East Asia in research and education.