Prof Peng Yi of Nanjing Tech University has joined the UJCI as Chinese Co-Director, succeeding Prof Yin Fulin. She assumed her duties on 1 February 2018.
A native of Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, Prof Peng has a background in law, and has served in various capacities, including lecturing in and researching the legal conflicts between Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. She has also been involved in civil procedure law.
Commenting on her tenure, Prof Peng has stated that she is looking forward to working with all stakeholders to advance the UJCI and the university in general. She is working closely with her South African counterpart, Dr David Monyae. Prof Peng’s term will last until early 2020.