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Cong Cao Visiting Professor at the Institute

Until the end of August, Cong Cao, Professor of Chinese Studies at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies of the University of Nottingham Ningbo (China), is conducting research as a visiting professor at the Institute for European Global Studies. Members and friends of the Institute cordially welcome Prof. Cao!

During his time in Basel, Cong Cao will be working on a book manuscript on Genetically Modified China (under contract with Columbia University Press) and explore various research cooperations with Prof. Ralph Weber concerning the nexus of science, politics, and global knowledge production.

Prof. Dr. Cong Cao was educated in both China and the US, and in both the natural and social sciences. He received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University and has worked at various institutions, including the University of Oregon, the National University of Singapore, the State University of New York, and the University of Nottingham. His research interests spread across the following areas: the Sociology of Science, Technology, and Innovation; China Studies; Technological Entrepreneurship; Talent Migration; Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods; and Media Studies

His visit at the Institute is supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (International Short Visits) and is organized in cooperation with EUrelations.