CES is proud again!
Big congratulations to one of the CES most successful alumnus Weixun Hu for receiving the Schwarzman Scholarship, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. The scholarship will allow the students to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.
Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2020 are a group of remarkable individuals. The 147 Scholars (out of 2,800 applicants) were selected through a rigorous application process designed to evaluate academic ability, as well as leadership potential and strength of character. The selection process relied on readers from different regions and backgrounds who provided insights to identify the highest level of leadership and academic excellence across the world. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Weixun aspires to share China’s economic success with other transitional economies, whilst exploring what China can learn from the experience of other emerging markets.
Weixun Hu’s Short Biography
Weixun Hu graduated with distinction from the Centre for Europeans Studies at Jagiellonian University under the IMESS Programme in 2017, during which he specialized in economics and business studies. He currently works at the Office of Chief Statistician of UN FAO in Rome, prior to that he was a Robert Schuman Trainee at the European Parliament in Brussels and served as an Economic Affairs intern at United Nations Headquarters in New York. During his study at CES, Weixun has evolved a great research interest for the understanding of the economic transition in newly-acceded EU member states, which has encouraged him to conduct his postgraduate thesis research on Poland’s prospective accession to the Eurozone. For Weixun, studying at CES is an invaluable experience which has greatly enriched his professional skills as well as widely broaden his knowledge horizon. The Centre for European Studies has offered great academic support, well-designed curriculum along with easy access to endless prestigious lectures and professional networking events, which has prepared him with exceptional research calibre and adept professional skillset to strike a new height in his future career.