Min Yang

Min Yang


PhD in Communication Studies, Communication University of China
MA in Journalism and Communication, Communication University of China
BA in Information Management and Information System, Xi’an University of Science and Technology
UNU Macau

Min Yang is a researcher at the United Nations University Institute in Macau who is passionate about building a sustainable and peaceful future for all through knowledge generating and sharing.

Before joining the United Nations University Institute in Macau, she worked for the Social and Human Sciences Sector in UNESCO where she focused on advancing the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, with special contributions to the SDG 5, SDG 10, SDG 11 and SDG 16. Min undertook a series of programmes at global and regional levels for empowering young women and men, enhancing social inclusion centered on gender, as well as promoting peace education and peacebuilding. In addition, she also worked on specific areas of ethical reflection and capacity building, including AI ethics and climate change ethics. Min has experience of working in different media organizations as a journalist and editor. She was awarded the Global Governance Futures 2030 fellowship over the course of 2018 and 2019, and the German-China media ambassador in 2015. As a freelance writer for the Goethe-Institut China, she published articles on the humanities and environmental protection. Min holds a bachelor of information management and information system, a master of journalism and communication, and a PhD of communication studies.

Research Interests

  • Gender and communication
  • International organizations and international politics
  • Media and Information Literacy
  • Youth and sustainable development