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Ying Qiu

Executive Director of the Asia Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Geography


PHD, 2004, University of Birmingham; MA, 2000, University of Birmingham; BA, 1996, Xi'an Foreign Language Univ


Dr Qiu is Executive Director of the Asia Center at Hofstra University. She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Geography at Hofstra University since 2010. Between 2005 and 2010, she was Consultant and Economic Affairs Officer for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (United Nations ESCAP) . Between 2003 and 2005, she worked as a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Dr Qiu received her PhD in Geography and Environmental Sciences from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2004. Situated at the interface of economic geography and sustainability studies, her research is motivated by a desire to better understand the process of economic development with environmental sustainability.

Dr Qiu?s research has been published in journals such as Economic Geography, The SAM Advanced Management Journal, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review etc. She was co-authors of two books, entitled Eco-efficiency Indicators: Measuring Resource-use Efficiency and the Impact of Economic Activities on the Environment and Trade Facilitation in Selected Landlocked Countries in Asia, which were published by the United Nations ESCAP. Her book chapters appeared in Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2008, MDGs Regional Progress Report 2007 Update and The Millennium Development Goals: Progress in Asia and the Pacific 2006.

She has conducted a number of economic and sustainable development projects including United Nations ESCAP/ NEASPEC Project on Eco-efficiency Partnership, United Nations Development Project on Trade Facilitation and WTO negotiations, WTO/ United Nations ESCAP Technical Assistance Project, ADB/ United Nations ESCAP Project on Empowering the Sustainable Development of Rural Area etc.

She was the recipient of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (ESRC, UK), China Studies Grant (British Council), Dean?s Funding(University of Birmingham), British Chevening Scholarship (British Council), Overseas Research Scholar (ORS Committee), and Visiting Research Fellowship(Xi?an Jiaotong University)

She was invited to review papers for referred journals such as Economic Geography, Tourism Management, Asia Pacific Development Journal, SAGE Open and international organizations such as United Nations, OECD and Secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement.

Dr Qiu has taught Geography of East and Southeast Asia, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Doing Human Geography, Living in Cities, Globalization and Capitalism in the South, Transformation and Development in China, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

Raised in China, UK, Thailand and several places in between, Dr. Qiu travelled extensively in the past 20 years in the east and the west for recruitment trips, education fairs, implementing education programs, attending/organizing conferences or pursuing degrees etc. Countries and/or regions that she has experiences include Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, UK, USA and Vietnam.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
GEOG 113C (CC)GEOG OF EAST & S.EAST ASIA Undergraduate
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