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

    Handelsblatt | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 30/09/2019

    Das chinesische Zukunftsmodell hängt an seinen Institutionen

    NDR Info | Interview | 22/03/2019

    Diskussion über die Politik gegenüber China auf dem EU-Gipfel in Brüssel

    Speaker | 25/02/2021 - 26/02/2021

    Die deutsch-chinesische Forschungskooperation im Kontext der Diskussion um die Rolle Chinas als „systemic rival“

    Workshop 25/02/2021 - 26/02/2021

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    Speaker | 11/02/2021 - 12/02/2021

    APRA-Performance Monitoring Bericht 2021- Ergebnispräsentation

    Federal Ministry of Education and Research Bonn: 11/02/2021 - 12/02/2021

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

    Speaker | 22/01/2021

    The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Implications for Chinese Investors in Europe and European Investors in China

    Technische Universität Berlin Berlin: 22/01/2021

    Dr. Margot Schüller

    Senior Research Fellow

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