Fascinated by the vast development of China, Ditte moved to Beijing in 2016. After one year of studying the language and culture she gained a deeper understanding of the Chinese way of thinking and an advanced level in Mandarin Chinese. This experience encouraged her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Organisations at the University of Groningen.
Here, she developed a strong sense for analytical writing in the fields of global political and economic relations. In specific she developed an expertise in China-related matters such as the China-EU relationship and in the China – Africa relations. In addition, she is currently pursuing a double degree master degree in economic development and globalisation with a focus on China and the world economy at the University of Groningen.
With a full English education at the Rotterdam International Secondary School, her experience in Beijing and also an English-taught bachelor’s degree, she is culturally aware and globally orientated. Her focus lies on how to improve relations in the global realm through sustainable ways.