Grzegorz Stecread bio
Grzegorz Stec is a Polish student who completed an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, and was a recipient of the Jenkins Memorial Fund scholarship. His dissertation focused on the prospects of developing the '16+1' China-Central and Eastern Europe initiative. Before moving to the UK he graduated from three BA programmes at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (International Relations, Far Eastern Studies, and Comparative Studies of Civilisations) and participated in a one-year-long language programme conducted by the Beijing Foreign Studies University (HSK 4 passed by the end of the programme). He pursued a graduate internship at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing and cooperated with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute on some of its Chinese projects. Throughout the summer months of 2016 he pursued an internship at the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels. In his research he focused on the international relations and diplomacy of the PRC - particularly China-Visegrad Group relations. Moreover, he is also interested in the interconnection between language and culture, and human behaviour, especially in the context of intercultural dialogue. Hence, at the Yenching Academy he is pursuing the politics and international relations concentration, thereby combining his interests.