Sen Yang

International Programme Director

Sen Yang is responsible for developing bespoke international programmes and managing international partnerships for the university. He lectures and supervises students across different levels of study in subjects including innovation, entrepreneurship, talent management and other interdisciplinary areas. Sen is also active in building up an international industry-research network through Knowledge Transfer projects and training programmes. He is a regular guest speaker, addressing student-centred and community led global entrepreneurship education, at a number of professional networks.

Outside of his work for the university, Sen is a self-made serial entrepreneur and runs businesses including a software development start-up focusing on introducing disruptive technologies into higher education, as well as a consultancy business to connect higher educations and other stakeholders between the UK and China. He also holds multiple voluntary and non-executive roles in many charitable organisations in the UK including the World Heritage Centre, conservation projects and also listed companies in China.

Inspired by his own entrepreneurial journey, Sen is working towards his doctoral degree in the Business Research Institute at the University of Chester. His research topic is to investigate the interplay between immigration entrepreneurship, social context, entrepreneurial capital and entrepreneurial learning. He holds a first degree in Economics and Trade and a Master’s degree in Management.


Lam, W., Harris, P., & Yang, S. (2019) Understanding U.K. Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship from An Enterprise Culture Perspective. Journal of Public Affairs.
Sidsaph, H., Harris, P., Yang, S., Zhu, K., Li, L. & Zhao, Y. (2017). Chester Forum VIII Edited Proceedings: UK and China Business: The Marco Polo Initiative and Belt Road Initiative. 10.13140/RG.2.2.16354.63684.

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