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Academics and Faculty


Academic learning is an important part of our PBL projects. Thus, to ensure the level of academic rigor in our teaching, China House’s academic curriculum is designed to meet the teaching standards of world's top universities. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated by our faculty advisory team made up of professors from top universities and other experts in their fields.   


From initial curriculum planning, academic mentor matching and topic selection, to research proposal reviews, field research training, and research data analysis, China House’s academic team assists our students at every step of the way.


We uphold the highest level of academic integrity and have a zero-tolerance policy to academic plagiarism in our students’ research. All published student research goes through a robust process of peer review by our academic mentors to ensure its quality and originality.

By the end of every project, we award our internationally recognized certificates to students who complete projects with satisfaction.


Our lead faculty team is made of industry practitioners and top experts from their respective academic fields. China House conducts intensive screening of all our teaching staff, including lecturers, teaching assistants, and research associates.  


Our faculty will ensure the letters of recommendation students receive at the end of projects actually reflect their academic abilities and potential.



Program Lead 

After graduating with an MPA in development practice from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, Hong founded China House and started his long-term journey in bridging China and the world. His investigation into the global ivory trade was featured in the Oscar-shortlisted film, The Ivory Game. Dr. Jane Goodall has called him "my hero" for his courage in fighting for elephants. In 2018, Huang was awarded by Forbes China as a “30 Under 30” in the social enterprise category. He is also one of the Alumni Ambassadors of SIPA's MPA-DP program. Hong has not only engaged hundreds of Chinese youth in field studies, but also inspired even more people, through talks and action, to care about wildlife conservation and sustainable development.



Human Development
Program Lead 

Ye has worked as a researcher for international organizations and has conducted in-depth research and public welfare projects in more than ten countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America, topics including women's empowerment, children's education, etc. In 2017, her story was featured on the CCTV news program "China with me”. In 2018, as a youth representative, she talked to Sabine about CCTV's “Voice" program. She delivered a speech at the University of Copenhagen Business School as a special guest in the field of China-Africa. In 2020, Ye led several student research projects to Dehong, Yunnan to conduct field research related to minority women's empowerment. Now, she is the program lead of the Human Development Initiative at China House and also the director of the program department.



Sustainable Belt & Road
Program Lead 

Echo has a Bachelor's degree at Zhejiang University and a Master's degree at Nanjing University in Public Administration. She has had rich working experiences in international corporations like McKinsey and Unilever, and in NGOs like Amity Foundation and A Better Community. After joining China House, she has led various student research projects, such as Chinese overseas and Africa-China relations in East Africa, gender equality issues in slums and Maasai tribes, social integration of African and Burmese people in China, sustainable development of the palm oil industry in Southeast Asia, etc. Echo has guided students to write dozens of research articles, which were published on influential platforms such as the China Africa Project, China Philanthropy Times, and China Development Brief. Now, she is the program lead of the Sustainable Belt and Road Initiative at China House.

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