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Centre for Resilience and Sustainable Development

A transdisciplinary action-research centre in applied resilience science

Visiting Scholars

 Dr Kang Zhenyu received his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, his masters degree in Signal and Information Processing from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, and Ph.D. degree in Economics from Nankai University, Tianjing, China, in 2015. He has one year in the chemical industry and 10 years of working experience with IT companies. In his research, statistical analysis and quantitative analysis methods are often used by taking advantage of engineering and programming experience. He has been working for the Business School of Guizhou Education University for more than 7 years. His research interests are international trade and investment. His research is mainly focused on China’s outflow of foreign direct investment and China’s Bilateral trade and investment with important partner countries.





Edith Kuiper is Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has been an active member of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) and President of IAFFE in 2006. She edited (with Drucilla Barker) Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics (Routledge, 2003) and Feminist Economics and the World Bank (Routledge, 2006), and the Routledge Major Works Series Feminist Economics. Critical Concepts (2010). She also published Women’s Economic Thought in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge, 2014) and recently A Herstory of Economics (Polity Press, 2022). Her research has been in feminist economics, and history and philosophy of economics.


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From the perspective of trust and cooperation as key to solving global challenges, we break down the silos between sectors, harness new theories of change and consider legacy effects using evidence, so that new systems can be introduced. By blending system dynamics with political and economic analysis and rigorously developed business cases, we help achieve lasting change. We have helped over 160 companies and over 20 countries through our cutting-edge research and capacity building efforts.


Our research enables:

  • Governments and civil sector foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits consistently.
  • Companies to develop life-changing products and services, build better businesses, create meaningful jobs, and improve the environment for the future collectively.
  • Decision makers to reinvent policies and practices to facilitate their institutions to move to higher sustainable and productive activities.

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