Professor Zhao Haifeng is Dean in the School of Law at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. He is also Director of the Institute of Space Law, HIT. Since 2004 he has been Professor of International Law, and he has published more than 20 books and 100 papers in Chinese, English and French on Space Law, International Courts and Tribunals, and European and Comparative Law, etc. He founded the first Chinese Space Law Review and has been the editor-in-Chief of the Journal. He is also the editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International and Comparative Law.
Professor Zhao is also a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Vice-president of Chinese Society of European Law, Member of Board of Directors of Chinese Society of InternationalLaw. In 2005, he received the title of Excellent Jurists of Heilongjiang Province of China. During the past few years, he has also received several academic awards in many fields.
Public international law, outer space law, the international judicial system, WTO regulations and case law etc are all courses that Professor Zhao teaches for postgraduate students. He has performed and directed several research projects concerning outer space law and international courts and tribunals from institutions of Chinese government and local authorities.
He received a Bachelor’s Degree of Law in Peking University, in 1984, and a Master’s Degree (D.E.A.) on European Criminal Law and Policy in the University of Paris I, France in 1996. During the period from 1984 to 1996, Prof. Zhaoworked as Clerk and Judge in the Supreme People’s Court of China. After that he studied and worked in France for 8 years (1994-2002). From 2002-2004, he worked as Project Manager for the European Union (“EU”)-China Human Rights Network in Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway for 2 years.