Yaoyao Zhang

Office: Technische Universität München
Marsstraße 20–22 (rear building)
80335 München
Room 470, 4th floor
Phone: +49 89 289-24395
E-Mail: yaoyao.zhang@tum.de
Office hours: By prior appointment



My professional, academic and scientific career is fundamentally shaped by China's higher education system. After graduating from high school, I passed the National College Entrance Examination and entered the School of Foreign Languages of Chengdu Sport University (2013-2017), majoring in English (Sports foreign Affairs and Foreign Languages). Four years later, I successfully obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. In December 2016, I passed the Chinese postgraduate examination and entered the School of Education of Fujian Normal University (2017-2020) to study Comparative Education (with focus on Comparative Technical and Vocational Education). Three years later, I successfully obtained a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. In June 2020, I won a scholarship from China Scholarship Council (CSC) and was sent to Germany's Technical University of Munich (TUM) to study for my doctorate. Since October 2020 I have been working as a doctoral student at the Assistant Professorship of Technical Educations at TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology.


Research interests

  • Vocational and technical education in high school and degree apprenticeship in Britain.
  • The reform of technical and vocational teacher education policy in England.
  • Australian advanced apprenticeships.
  • Comparative study on modern apprenticeship between China and Germany.