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Mirjam Meissner is a research associate with the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin, Europe's largest think tank furthering policy-oriented research on contemporary China. As a member of the institute’s Innovation and Environment research area, her research focuses on sustainable development, innovation policy and the automobile industry in China. Prior to taking on her current position, she was a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin from 2010 to 2013. During her time with GPPi she worked in the institute’s Rising Powers and Global Governance Program and managed the project Zukunftsbrücke: Chinese-German Young Professional Campus.
Mirjam received an MA in Chinese studies, political science and economics from the Free University in Berlin. During the 2007-2008 academic year, Mirjam studied at the Huazhong Normal University in China, with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). Mirjam interned at the German Council of Foreign Affairs (DGAP) in the winter of 2009-2010 and with GPPi in the summer of 2010. She has also held a scholarship from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes).
Languages: German, English, Chinese