Mr.Yan Xiaopeng, a research fellow, received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Hangzhou University and Master’s degree in Education Leadership from the University of Canberra. He is also a management doctor from Peking University. He now serves as a member of CPC committee of WKU and the vice-chancellor of the University. He was selected into The Wenzhou 551 Talents Project, and was awarded as an excellent education worker and an outstanding CPC member of Wenzhou. He was the project host of various research projects, including projects from Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Zhejiang Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education and Provincial Innovative Team. He published many papers in a variety of academic journals, including China Higher Education, China Higher Education Research, Education Research Monthly, etc. His paper was cited by Reprinted in Information Center for Social Science of Renmin University of China. He published three books, such as A Comparative Study of Confucius Institute and Chinese Education Development.

He previously served as expert of Zhejiang Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, adjust professor of Zhejiang Academy of Chinese Culture, fellow of Wenzhou Public Diplomacy Institute, and Director of Confucius Institute at Burapha University.

He held various positions at Wenzhou University, including Deputy Director of University Affairs, Director of Student Affairs, Deputy Dean of College of Adult Education, Director of Foreign Affairs, Dean of College of International Cooperation, the President of Wenzhou University Italy Campus and Director of Italy Research Center. He also has been a Director of WKU Board of Directors during preparation period. He has served as a member of CPC committee of WKU and the vice-chancellor since June 2020. He oversees Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research, and Office of Financial Services. He is responsible for contacting WKU Foundation (including College of Overseas Chinese and Wenzhou Businessmen College)