Perfectly fills the gap between policy-making and enterprise innovation
“Before starting this programme I worked as a project officer at the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, where I was in charge of China-ASEAN cooperation. I was involved in drafting the ‘China-ASEAN Science and Technology Partnership Program’, and mainly responsible for the China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center, which helps enterprises from both areas to collaborate and innovate together. During that time, I hungered for knowledge of policy-making, business innovation, and also the link between them.
“Then I found the perfect programme for me, in Cambridge, which is such a stunning and unique place. I had the flexibility to take courses in policy-making and strategic enterprise management and innovation to better understand the interaction between them. Also, there were several group projects over the course of the programme which gave me the opportunity to establish a good network with lovely classmates from all over the world.
“My best memories are of my time in Cambridge.”
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Beijing University of Technology. Before starting the MPhil at Cambridge she did policy-related work in government sectors, helping enterprises and universities to improve their science and technology innovation competence through international cooperation. After completing the MPhil she went back to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Science and Technology to continue in the position of international technology transfer.