Doctor LI Yansong
President, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
Vice Chair, SISU’s University Council
Doctor LI Yansong is President of Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and Vice Chair of SISU’s University Council.
Prior to his current functions, he was Vice President of Peking University, where he worked for 30 years.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree (1987), Master’s degree (1993) and Doctoral degree (2009) in international politics from Peking University. From 1995 to 1997, he was an academic visitor at the University of California at Berkeley.
A scholar of political science and an expert in foreign affairs, he has been Director of the Edgar Snow Research Center and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Peking University.
His research focuses primarily on international politics, international organizations and higher education management. He has published a range of academic papers in topi-tier, peer-reviewed journals on the topics of globalization of education and international cooperation in higher education.
He has played key roles in multiple chapters at China Association of Higher Education, including the National Association of International Human Resources Development and the National Association of Research on Study Abroad.