Dr Sven Grimm is the Director of the Centre for Chinese Studies. He is a political scientist and has worked on external partners’ cooperation with Africa since 1999. The emerging economies’ role in Africa, and specifically China-Africa relations, feature in his work since 2006. Dr Grimm has studied in Hamburg/Germany, Accra/Ghana and Dakar/Senegal and has obtained his PhD from Hamburg University/Germany in 2002 with a thesis on EU-Africa relations. He has previously worked with the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn/Germany.
Dr. Grimm’s research interests include: The comparative perspective on external partners in Africa; Chinese development cooperation with Africa; European Africa policy; African perspectives on development and discussions around cooperation between Europe, China and African states.