Tommy Shih is an Associate Professor in Business Administration at Lund University in Sweden and a senior adviser at the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). He has served as an internationalisation expert and adviser to the European Commission, international funding agencies in the United States, Asia, and Europe, as well as several top 100 ranked universities worldwide.
University of Melbourne
Diarmuid lectures at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. He completed his PhD in 2023 at Monash University examining the risks and opportunities of Australia-China university engagement. He previously worked in international risk management in higher education to implement the Australian University Foreign Interference Taskforce Guidelines.
Hedvig Ördén received her doctorate from the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University in 2020. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and a researcher at the Psychological Defence Research Institute at Lund University. Her fields of interest include critical security studies, intelligence studies and political theory. Current research projects focus on the intersection between science and securitization, especially the role of neuroscience in security, and public intelligence disclosures as an emerging security practice.
National Tsing Hua University
Mei Chih Hu is a professor in Technology Management at National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. She is the Editor in Chief for Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Her research focuses broadly on knowledge production, innovation systems, latecomer strategies, IPR management, and emerging technologies.
Andrew Chubb is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, and Director of the Lancaster University China Centre. Andrew is a member of the UK-based Academic Freedom and Internationalisation Working Group, which developed a model code of conduct for universities to protect academic freedom while pursuing internationalisation.
Erik Forsberg is an expert advisor on Chinese science, innovation and higher education. He has held positions at universities in Sweden, Japan, China and the United Arab Emirates. He was the founding Vice Director for the Sino-Swedish Joint Research Center of Photonics (2003-2008) and the founding Graduate Dean (assoc.) at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates (2009-2012). Of close to 20 years spent working in Asia, 15+ has been in China where he, apart from being an adjunct assoc. professor at Zhejiang University, has been engaged in the establishment of science parks, established and managed co-working spaces, and been the co-founder of several companies. At present he also represents STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education in China and APAC.