Dong Yichun was born in Shanghai, China. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University of Hong Kong and a Master’s degree in Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He spent semesters abroad at Virginia Tech and UC Berkeley in the United States. During his master study, Yichun accumulated research experiences through research assistant jobs at Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance under supervision of Prof. Dr. Kai Konrad and Dr. Marco Serena, and at Technical University of Munich under supervision of Prof. Dr. Dalia Marin. In Fall 2018, he is admitted as a PhD student in the Finance track at Mannheim Business School.
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS
The fact that Mannheim has one of the best finance faculties in Germany and enjoys great international connection and reputation is naturally appealing to uprising researchers in the subject. It’s also valuable to me that the business school has solid industry connections and past placement records. Besides, I got warm support from both professors and administrative staff during the whole admission and enrollment process, which shows that it’s a school that takes care of its students.