Dr. Jiaqi Yang

Wuhan University of Technology, China
PhD-degree: January 22, 2009
Promotor: Prof. Dr. H.E. Haralambides
Thesis: Towards the Restructuring and Co-ordination Mechanisms for the Architecture of Chinese Transport Logistics

Jiaqi Yang was born and raised in Ezhou, Hubei Province, P. R. China. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Maritime Transport Management from Shanghai Maritime University in 1986. He started studying Transport Management in 1990 at Wuhan Transportation University (currently Wuhan University of Technology, WUT) and obtained his Master of Science Degree (MSc) in 1993.

After one year of study at the Sweden-based World Maritime University, he received his second Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Shipping Management in 1996. Since the beginning of 2002, he has been pursuing a part-time PhD study in Maritime Economics and Logistics at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands under the supervision of Professor H.E. Haralambides and received his Doctoral Degree at the beginning of 2009 (22 January).

Since July 1986 until the present, he has worked in various capacities as an Assistant, Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Deputy Dean of College of Economics and Management at
Wuhan University of Technology. He has studied as a visiting scholar at Erasmus University Rotterdam under the sponsorship of the China Scholarship Council (CSC) from September
2000 until August 2001. In addition, he has also studied on a fellowship at Antwerp University in Belgium funded by the EU Asia-Link Program from November 2006 until April 2007. His
current position is as a Professor and Deputy Dean of School of Transportation at Wuhan University of Technology. He is now also a member of the Experts Panel in Soft Scientific
Research appointed by the Ministry of Communications, P. R. China, a Member of the Committee of Container Transport from China’s Institute of Navigation, a member of the
International Association of Maritime Economists, a special editor for the journal Port Handling, and an adviser to the editorial board of the journal of Maritime Management & Policy. His
current research interests focus mainly on shipping, ports and logistics management, transport planning and management, and supply chain management.