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Irina Silvano

Project Assistant

Irina is 21 years old and she holds a Bachelor degree in International Politics and Intelligence Studies from Aberystwyth University, Wales. Beginning in this September, she will be joining MIEX Master in International Management programme provided by ICN Business School Nancy and Universita' di Bologna. She previously worked at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao and has been living in Beijing for a year now.

At the Centre, she carries out research regarding the state of China’s innovation landscape and the different ways EU SMEs could collaborate with China focusing on this aspect. She helps the marketing team with the promotion of events and reports and with the management of the Centre’s social media channels.

Irina is a young, dedicated woman always ready to help and provide her support. She lived in five different countries and speaks Italian, English, Spanish and Chinese. In the office, she has fun speaking different languages with her colleagues. She is interested in the economic relations between China and Europe. She believes there are many commonalities between her own country, Italy, and China such as the ancient history of the two countries, their wide array of food, and much more that she yet has to discover.

Irina also likes to share her favourite latin proverb with us: "Audentes fortuna iuvat"  (Fortune favours the bold).