2016 Yenching Scholars
Nikola Stojanović

Nikola Stojanović

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Nikola Stojanović completed his Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, receiving several awards for outstanding academic achievements, including being named the best student in his class and the most successful student of his University. Nikola is the president of Thermidor, a non-governmental organization, and the chief manager of Serbian Academic Circle, a nationwide students' organization. Passionate about geopolitics and diplomatic history, he has developed an innovative method of teaching international politics through computer-based political simulations. During his undergraduate studies, Nikola won first place at the national student's competition in international humanitarian law. Additionally, as a high school student, he won first place in the national competition in history. Nikola is fluent in Serbian, English, and French. At the Yenching Academy, Nikola intends to pursue the International Relations and Politics concentration.  In particular, Nikola hopes to gain a better understanding of Chinese Marxism and to further investigate the role of ideology in Chinese foreign policy. In addition, he is looking forward to deepening his knowledge of China’s cooperation with Central, Eastern and Southeastern European countries. In the future, Nikola would like to contribute to the development of Sino-Serbian bilateral relations by working in a foreign policy decision making position in Serbia.