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In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact your student representatives via Email or by posting in the EcoS Student Facebook Group.

Student Representatives

Meeting us before the actual start of term is especially recommended to new students, since there will be no official EcoS Welcome Event in the summer semester. However, this time there will be no fixed 'office hours', so just send Daniel (daniel.yasin[at]oeh.univie.ac.at), Anna (anna.holzmann[at]oeh.univie.ac.at) or Hanna (hanna.sand[at]oeh.univie.ac.at) an email to let us know when you'd like to meet. Of course, everybody else is also more than welcome to come and see us.




Anna Holzmann holds a B.Sc. in International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien), and a B.A. in Sinology from the University of Vienna. In the course of her studies, Anna spent 1 ½ years abroad in Australia and China (PRC), and gained some work experience in the area of human resource management and marketing. She is currently employed as e-Assistant for Marketing at WU Wien. Furthermore, Anna is an active member of CHESS, an international research network on China and the Environment in the Social Sciences (http://chess.univie.ac.at).

Her research interests include environmental issues in China, with a special focus on recycling activities and the handling of natural resources, as well as international relations theories, dynamics of regionalism and resource security concerns in East Asia and the greater Asia-Pacific region.

Email: anna.holzmann@oeh.univie.ac.at

Hanna Sand is chairwoman of the student representatives and former student assistant at the chair of East Asian Economy and Society. She is an M.A. student of East Asian Economy and Society and currently writing her M.A. thesis. She holds a B.A. degree in Chinese Studies and Theatre, Film and Media Science at the University of Vienna. She has spent one year at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China studying Chinese Language and Culture and worked as a project manager for companies in China and Germany.

Her academic interests include water and food security and safety in North- and Southeast Asia, with special regard to freshwater polity and policy and their influence on other areas. Furthermore, she is interested in Cross-Strait relations between the PRC and Taiwan, as well as concepts of identity creation with focus on national identities and international institutions.

Email: hanna.andrea.sand@univie.ac.at

Daniel Yasin is M.A. student at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society and B.A. student in Chinese Studies at the University of Vienna, where he holds a B.A. in Japanese Studies. He studied Japanese language and society at the Tokyo Metropolitan University in Tokyo, Japan for a year, where he also acted as a lecture assistant.

His academic interests include Migration Patterns and Migrant Workers in North and South East Asia as well as current animosities between China, Japan and the Koreas based on history and current regional politics.

Email: daniel.yasin@oeh.univie.ac.at

Former Student Representatives

    Philipp Olbrich  is M.A. student of Political Science as well as East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna and chairman of the student representatives. In addition to his bachelor studies in Social Sciences (B.Sc.) at the University of Cologne, he spent one semester at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. His academic interest includes theories of international relations, hierarchy in international politics as well as security affairs in East Asia. Among others he worked for the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs.

    Teresa M. Deubelli is a student representative and former student assistant at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society. She is M.A. student of East Asian Economy and Society, as well as M.A. student of Political Science at the University of Vienna. She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna, a Certificate in Social Sciences and Humanities of Sciences Po. Paris, France and has spent one summer term at Renmin University of China, PRC. Currently, she spends a year at Seoul National University, RoK and interns with the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre. Her academic interests include the security architecture of East Asia, in particular the prospects of regionalism and multilateral cooperation in North East Asia, as well as topics of migration, human security and development in greater East Asia.

    Elena Popov is a M.A. student and student representative of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna. She holds a B.A. in Governmental Science from the University of Erfurt with a major in Economics and Business and a minor in law. In addition to her bachelor studies she studied abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo. Her academic research includes territorial conflicts and security issues, as well as financial regionalism in East Asia. Apart from other projects she engages in the setup of the HUB Tokyo – a sustainable project oriented organization.


    „Chair of East Asian Economy and Society
    Department of East Asian Studies
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