Dr. Xiaoxia Zhou is the Director of the International Center for UNESCO ASPnet (ICUA). She joined ICUAI in July, 2019 to supervise the work of ICUA in connecting UNESCO ASPnet community through knowledge productions, capacity development, technical support and information sharing.
Before working at ICUA, Dr. Zhou served as the Chinese director at Confucius Institute at China Institute in the U.S. in 2015-2019, at Confucius Institute at University of Basel in Switzerland in 2013-2015 and Turin Confucius Institute in Italy in 2009-2011.
Dr. Zhou, with the support from the leadership and her counterparts of the above Confucius Institutes, had developed arrays of programs in terms of Chinese language learning and pedagogy , public lectures, exhibitions and cultural trips to promote the cross-cultural understanding.
In addition, Dr. Zhou taught at East China Normal University from 1988-2008, at University of Nantes in France in 1999 and at Marshall University in the U.S. in 2007-2008. She also taught at a rural high school in Jiangxi Province, China in 1980-1982.