Professor Kevin Zhen earned his PhD degree in economics from University of Cambridge. He has many years of living experience in residential college at Cambridge.
As a scholar, his academic field is in industry economics. He is an economist and published the world’s first book on China’s retailing and the first book to introduce China’s capital markets. He likes teaching and has taught many undergraduate courses, such as Principles of Economics, International Economics, China’s Economy, Investments, Strategic Management, International Business, etc., and some MBA courses, such as Global Marketing Strategy, for Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), and some professional courses for Hong Kong CPA Association. He was a joint professor and supervisor for PhD students at HKBU.
As an educator, Professor Zhen is a pioneer of internationalization in high education and is active in education reform. He was one of the early founders of the first joint university between Hong Kong and mainland, Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. He was founding program directors of four programs: Financial Mathematics, Applied Economics, Finance, and Accounting there.
Professor Zhen was the Vice President of Global Affairs and Student Recruitment at Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai. He built two colleges collaborating with American and French universities within three years. He was the founding Dean of Sino-US College, which has developed 9 joint programs collaborating with 5 American top universities, and the founding Dean of Bryant College.
Professor Zhen actively engages in cultural and art activities. He built an international alliance of art and design schools involving universities from different continents. He likes Chinese traditional culture and promoting life Confucianism.