Wang, Heng

Associate Professor

University of New South Wales, Australia



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

Southwest University of Political Science & Law, China


My research interests are in international economic law, international law and Chinese law, particularly services trade law, treaty interpretation and regional integration, among others. I have conducted research at the WTO Secretariat.
As a professor at the School of International Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), China, I am an Executive Council member of the Society of International Economic Law, and a Steering Committee member of the Asian International Economic Law Network. I am also an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of Madrid.
My journal articles and book chapters have appeared in well-recognized journals and books published in America, Britain, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, including the Journal of World Trade and Cornell International Law Journal. My research has been quoted by professors from leading universities/institutions, such as Oxford University, and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law.

I am a frequent speaker at conferences in Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the USA, for example at the trade and environment conference at the WTO headquarters organized by the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the WTO.
As a Visiting Professor, I have taught at the University of Ottawa and Yokohama National University. I also delivered lectures or presented conference papers at the WTO headquarters and nearly 40 universities in North America, Europe and Japan, including Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the LSE, UCL, the University of Paris 1, Frankfurt University and the University of Tokyo.
I have won a number of important awards including the Chinese Ministry of Education’s Outstanding Research Award in Humanities and Social Science in Higher Education Institutions, a triennially-awarded honour and the most important official research award in the social sciences in China, and China Outstanding Law Research Award of the China Law Society, a triennially-awarded honour and the most important research award in law in China. I am the principal investigator of over 10 research projects including those of China’s Ministry of Education and the China Law Society.
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