CIBEL Centre’s Co-director Dr Heng Wang to be promoted to Professor at UNSW

Fri 13 December 2019

By Jayne He


The Co-director of UNSW Law’s China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, Dr Heng Wang has been officially announced to be promoted to professor at UNSW in December 2019. The promotion takes effect from 1 January 2020.

The promotion remarks Heng is among the academics of the highest academic calibre at UNSW. It is a recognition of his extraordinary research and teaching work in his field and his remarkable record in terms of global leadership and impact.

He has been active in policy and academic discussion across the world. He recently served as a panellist at DC FinTech Week held at Capitol Hill and at G2 conference held at the Graduate Institute and the Headquarters of the World Trade Organization.  He also spoke at world-leading institutions including Oxford University and engaged with the colleagues at the International Monetary Fund on central bank digital currency. He taught at world-leading universities including the National University of Singapore and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

As the Co-director of the CIBEL Centre, Heng has made significant contributions to many CIBEL events including the CIBEL Annual Keynote, CIBEL Global Network, and CIBEL Roadshow. He also actively participates in events hosted by the Centre’s key partner Herbert Smith Freehills. Most recently, Heng served as a panellist at the Herbert Smith Freehills 2019 Global Partner Conference in Sydney.

His current research focus is China’s approach to international economic legal order (including the Belt and Road Initiative, and possible central bank digital currency), its rationale and implications. He has a good record of publications in the field including books, book chapters and articles in leading journals and publishers. 

In addition to focus on his research work, Heng also spreads his impact through mass media frequently. He has been invited by mainstream media outlet world-widely including BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS, the Australian, and the South China Morning Post, just to name a few.

More of his research may be found at ResearchGate, SSRN, Twitter @HengWANG_law, and LinkedIn

Congratulations to Heng!