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Cambridge Global Challenges

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Han Cheng

Development politics; Knowledge production; Global South; China; Africa; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

Han ChengHan Cheng is a Cambridge Trust International PhD Scholar in Human Geography at the Department of Geography/Trinity Hall. He also collaborates with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and with Cambridge Centre for Rising Powers.

Han’s doctoral research examines the geo/cultural politics of China's emerging development knowledge production, with a particular focus on its relations with African countries.

His research and his previous experience in investigative journalism and civil societies on environment and development policy can positively impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

Han’s interest in international development motivates him to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through the participation in the Global Challenges Forum

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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