Yingying Wu has been selected by the World Trade Organization (WTO) as one of the students for their Support Programme for Doctoral Studies. Wu was nominated by Professor William Davey, who is also her thesis advisor at the College of Law. He said, “I nominated her because she is an excellent student with an interest in WTO rules and will greatly benefit from the time she spends interacting with people at the WTO.”
According to the WTO, the main objective of the program is to “contribute to a continuing renewal and enlargement of academic expertise in developing countries on WTO-related matters. The programme provides students with an opportunity to become more familiar with the WTO and its operation, as well as to interact with the Geneva trade-policy community.”
The grant will support a 3-6 month residence in Geneva, Switzerland, as Wu completes the final stages of her doctoral thesis. Her selection is quite an honor, as only six students in the world are chosen for the program each year.