Dr. Margot Schüller

Senior Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • 2017: CO-organiser of the conferences "Asia - Transition of a World Region" and "China and Globalization - New Era, New Challenges"

    • Since 2016: Associate at the GIGA

    • 2011 - 2016: Deputy of the Director of the GIGA Institut of Asian Studies

    • 2005 - 2007: Deputy to the Director, Institute of Asian Affairs

    • 1990 - 2016: Senior Research Fellow, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, research fields: China, domestic and foreign economies

    • Education: Master of Business Administration (MBA)/University for Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, Germany; Msc in Economics/ University of Paderborn, Germany; fields of specialisation: trade policy, development economics; University of Liaoning/PR China: language studies and field research about agricultural reform in China/ scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); University of Paderborn/Germany: PhD in Economics (magna cum laude); Thesis: “Reform of the Agricultural Property Rights Structure in China 1979-1987”/scholarship from the Federal State North Rhine Westphalia

    Current Research

    • Comparing innovation systems and policies in China, India and Southeast Asia

    • Research Cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia

    • Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investments

    • High-Skilled Labour Migration: Brain Ciruculation between Asia and Europe

    • China’s Economic Transition

    Countries and Regions

    • PR China

    • SAR Hong Kong

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    T. +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-31margot.schueller@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/09/2021 - 31/08/2023

    Ensuring Safe, Transparent and Mutually Beneficial Collaboration with China at Analytical Research Infrastructures

    The joint project WIKOOP-INFRA will draw up empirically grounded guidelines that offer researchers from Germany and the EU support and guidance for scientific cooperation with their Chinese colleagues at large research infrastructures under existing framework conditions.
    BMBF, 2021-2023

    Research Project | 01/09/2021 - 31/08/2023

    Performance Monitoring Asia-Pacific Research Area, Phase II

    The Asia-Pacific research area (APRA) comprises about half of the world's population and some of its most dynamic economies. The importance of the region as producer of knowledge is reflected in its growing number of international publications and patents, as well as development of new (digital) business models. By analysing the performance of science, technology, and innovation in the APRA, the project aims at supplying an empirical-evidence base for the strategic further development of cooperation with countries in Asia-Pacific.
    BMBF, 2021-2023

    Research Project | 15/02/2018 - 30/06/2021

    Performance Monitoring Asia-Pacific Research Area, Phase I

    The Asia-Pacific region comprises about half of the world's population and is developing with great dynamism. Investments in Research & Development confirm its importance. To obtain an evidence base for the strategic further development of cooperation, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research initiated the Performance Monitoring of the Asia-Pacific Research Area. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the GIGA investigates the R&D landscape in the region. BMBF, 2018-2021

    Deutschlandfunk Kultur | Interview | 12/08/2022

    Debatte um Deglobalisierung – Die wirtschaftliche Entflechtung hat einen Preis

    Die Coronapandemie und der russische Angriffskrieg in der Ukraine haben die weltweiten Logistikketten massiv gestört. Krisen offenbaren die Schwächen der globalisierten Wirtschaft. Vielerorts wird über die Vorteile einer wirtschaftlichen Entflechtung nachgedacht. Diskussionsrunde zur Deglobalisierung.

    SWR2 Impulse | Interview | 24/05/2022

    Darauf muss die Forschung bei Kooperationen mit China achten

    Interview zur Forschungskooperation mit China

    Speaker | 22/07/2022

    China's Rise as a World Trade Power - Opportunities and Limits of Globalisation

    Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Düsseldorf: 22/07/2022

    Vortrag im Rahmen des China Kompetenz-Projekts „CHIN-KoBe“ der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung und der Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    Consultant | 24/06/2022

    50 Years of German-Chinese Political and Economic Relations

    Konrad Adenauer Foundation Bonn: 24/06/2022

    Online Konferenz: Integrierte Entwicklung des Jangtse-Deltas und Norddeutschlands: Erfahrungen und Zusammenarbeit

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    Speaker | 19/04/2022

    Competing Connectivity Strategies: Challenges and Prospects for European Union–China Collaboration on Transport Infrastructure

    Leipzig Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig: 19/04/2022

    Recent Global Annual Conference Panel “Rise of Chinese Infrastructure Investments in Europe and the New Cold War” organized by Lang/Rekhviasvili (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography) and Schüller (GIGA)

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

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