Chia-Yu Tsai (a.k.a. Joy) was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1988. She majored in Economics, double majored in Finance and minored in Foreign Languages and Literatures in National Taiwan University. She is interested in Political Economy, but hasn’t decided which field to specialize in. In her leisure time, she enjoys listening to music, shopping, and reading. During her studies, she has been supported by Zong ZhuoZhang Education Foundation, a private foundation in Taiwan.
Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS
I want to study Economics in Germany and Uni Mannheim is one of the best choices!
The best part of being a doctoral student here
Staying in the office and discussing with fellow doctoral students.
A description of my fellow doctoral students
Nice, friendly, and passionate about their research.
My most challenging experience within the program
Studying and working 7 days a week in the first year.
My advice for prospective students
Don't just work by yourself. Talk with your fellows and work together. They are your comrades!