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Steffi Weil, PhD

Steffi Weil, PhD

Function Academic Director China-Europe Business Studies & EPhD


  • Academic Director full-time Master China-Europe Business & EPhD


  • China and Global Governance
  • Comparative politics across China, European Union and the United States

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  • Academic Director International Business


  • Full-time Master China-Europe Business

Steffi Weil has more than ten years of professional experience in-and outside of academia. In her current positions as Academic Director of the China-Europe Master Program at the Antwerp Management School and Associate Dean/Assistant Professor at Vesalius College she aims to combine her management experience with her academic credentials. In her role as professor she develops research activities on international politics with a focus on China, and she conceptualizes and teaches the curriculum on Asia in international trade and politics.

In January 2014, she completed a joint PhD degree in International Relations / Chinese Political Economy and Comparative Politics at the Institute for European Studies (IES) and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt). The award of the PhD followed after two master degrees from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Germany and Bond University in Australia in the field of International Relations / China and International Politics in 2007.

Her research-led teaching experience is substantial in the fields of comparative studies, Asia and international politics. In her capacity as a research fellow at BICCS, assistant professor at Vesalius College and Academic Director at Antwerp Management School, she has been entrusted with teaching and conceptualizing a broad range of multidisciplinary lectures in the field of international politics, international communication, lobbying and business. She has developed a curriculum on China politics, EU-China relations and EU-China lobbying.

As a result of her strong dedication to teaching excellence, she was appointed as a member of the Committee on Teaching Excellence and Innovation at Vesalius College. Along with her teaching duties, she very much enjoys supervising bachelor and postgraduate students with their master’s thesis and related research. She is currently a co-supervisor of 5 PhD students on topics ranging from EU-China politics, global governance and lobbying.

One of her core research interests lies in the advocacy repertoire and potential of international organizations. Her teaching experience highly benefits from interrelatedness and feedback between her research and teaching activities, in a mutually enriching fashion. Her current research concentrates on comparative politics across China, the European Union and the United States.