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Prof. Dr. Doris Fischer

Portfolio: internationalisation and alumni

‘Internationalisation and alumni’ - this is the portfolio for which Doris Fischer will be responsible in her position as Vice-President. Prof. Fischer is holding the Chair of China Business and Economics at JMU.

Having worked on international research teams and helped introduce international Master’s programmes at JMU, Prof. Fischer has accumulated valuable experience in the area of internationalisation. She will use that experience to help make the University more visible on the international stage and build further and stronger international research partnerships, particularly in Asia. It is important to her that JMU further develops its reputation as an organisation where international students and researchers feel welcome, valued and comfortable and encourages them to maintain ties to the University.

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Fischer studied business management and Chinese studies in Hamburg and Wuhan and gained a doctorate in economics from Giessen University. Her numerous publications on China’s economy reflect her long-term research interest in competition, innovation and industrial policies and the incentives they create for economic actors.

Earlier in her career, Doris Fischer worked as an assistant professor at the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg and as a senior economist at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. She was a guest professor at the Faculty of Economics at Seikei University in Tokyo and at the Chinese Studies Department of Freie Universität Berlin. From 2010 to 2012, Prof. Fischer coordinated the international research project ‘Technological Trajectories for Climate Change Mitigation in China, Europe and India’.

Her current research projects investigate characteristics of energy transition related industrial policies under administration of Xi Jinping and the impact of the Chinese social credit system on companies and global governance.