Marina Rudyak is an assistant lecturer and doctoral researcher at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University. Her dissertation focuses on Chinese foreign aid policies and China’s evolving role in international development.
Prior to re-joining Heidelberg University in 2014, Marina was a long term policy advisor with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Beijing where she managed a multi-country project on regional economic cooperation (2009-2013). She also worked in international development with GIZ in Bishkek (2006-2007) and with the German Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Shanghai (2004).
Marina studied at Heidelberg University and Shanghai International Studies University and holds an MA in Modern and Classical Chinese Studies and Public Law.