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Considering an Academic Career in China: Live Q&A

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Chinese academics contemplating returning to academia in China are often unsure if it is the right move for them. To find out more about this, recently conducted a focus group with 25 Chinese academics who between them have a wealth of experience, and who are currently working in the UK, to discuss perceptions of returning to pursue their academic career in China. As the result of issues discussed during this focus group, we are hosting a FREE 60-minute live video event via a Hangout on Air called ’Working in China’ during the week commencing Oct 23rd, 2017 to address these issues in a wider context.

By attending this live Q&A you will learn about:

  • Available funding and how to apply

  • Career options available in China

  • Working conditions in China

  • Research publication expectations

  • Options to lead your own research in China

How do I watch? Q&A is a FREE online video event with a group of expert panellists. By following us on YouTube you will be able to watch the live online video and gain real insights, top tips and also have an opportunity to get involved in the conversation.

We want to hear from you - our YouTube lives are a two-way conversation between our panel of dedicated experts and you. You can either submit questions before the event by registering your place here or emailing us at You can also submit your questions live during the Q&A on Twitter using the #JobsQ. We’re looking forward to having you involved!

Register your place now (click the button above)

This event is open to anyone and is completely free of charge. Register your interest now and we will send you more details of how you can access the live video Q&A nearer the time.

Can't watch it live?

If you are unable to watch the live event, it will be available to watch after the event. Please do register and we can email you a copy of the recording so you don't miss out!

Meet the panel

We have picked a panel of experienced, passionate and friendly experts all keen to help answer your questions.

Shengqiang Chen

Shenqiang Chen is currently an academic visitor at the School of Law, University of Sheffield and got his PhD degree in 2011 at the Law school of Wuhan University in China. He then went on to Henan University, China and is now an Associate Professor on Public Law. Shengqiang's research interests are constitutional law, administrative law and legal history.

Huaiyi Huang

Huaiyi Huang received his bachelor (2011) and PhD degree (2016) under the guidance of Prof. Liangnian Ji and Prof. Hui CHao at Sun Yat-Sen University (China). During 2015–2016, he conducted a one-year exchange PhD project on photodynamic anticancer therapy under the guidance of Prof. Gilles Gasser at University of Zurich (Switzerland). During 2017-2019, he works as a Newton research fellow supported by Royal Society in Prof. Peter Sadler’s group in University of Warwick. His research focuses on the chemistry of metals in medicine (bioinorganic chemistry, chemical biology and medicine). In particular, on the design and mechanism of action of therapeutic metallic complexes, including metallic photoredox catalysts, organometallic anticancer complexes, photoactivated metal complexes, metalloantibiotics.

Le Yang

Le Yang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2000 and 2003, respectively, both in Electrical Engineering. Since August 2004, he has been a research assistant with the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada, working on diversity techniques for advanced wireless communications. In 2006, he was a research assistant with the McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, focusing on computational modeling of neural substrates for tinnitus. Since January 2007, he has been a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO USA, working on passive localization techniques. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in December 2010 from the University of Missouri. Since June 2011, he has been an associate professor at the Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. He has published extensively in the areas of statistical signal processing, smart transportation, neural networks and machine learning. In 2017, he received the Tammy Blair Best Student Paper award from the International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION) during his academic visit at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

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