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Degree Committee

The Degree Committee is a committee of the Faculty Board. According to the Statutes it is responsible for the ‘approval of students as Graduate Students and the supervision of their work, the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates in respect of graduate study or contributions to learning, and other cognate matters’. For 2016-2017 its membership comprises:


Dr Boping Yuan (EAS)

Secretary & Director
of Graduate Affairs

Dr Christine van Ruymbeke (MES)

Chinese MPhil Coordinator

Dr Adam Chau (EAS)


Ms Lucy Cavan and Mrs Andrea Newman

Co Chairs of the Faculty Board

Professor Roel Sterckx and Dr Amira K Bennison

Head of Department, East Asian Studies

Professor Roel Sterckx (EAS)

Head of Department, Middle Eastern Studies

Dr Amira K Bennison (MES)

Other Committee members

Dr Paul Anderson (MES)
Dr Barak Kushner (EAS)
Dr Laura Moretti (EAS)
Dr Michael Rand (MES)
Dr Vincenzo Vergiani (MES)