Established on May 5, 2009, Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL) has the focus on “Triple I”, namely the Internet governance and cyberlaw issues, intellectual property and international trade. Its trinity on research, teaching and advocacy works well. It has an emphasis on international collaboration and functions as the research department and supporting organization of UNCITRAL-BNU Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law, the national center of A2K Global Academy and leading institution for Asia Pacific Internet Leadership Project. IIPL is now the only Chinese research institution in the Network of Centers and A2K Global Academy.

IIPL will greatly benefit from its close partnership with the CNNIC and the dynamic and multidisciplinary research environment of the BNU Law School.

IIPL Founding Director, Dr. Prof. Hong Xue, is a world-renown intellectual property expert and international veteran on the Internet Governance. Prof. Xue is an elected Top Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society. Prof. Xue is the fellow of Information Society Project of Yale Law School. She works in many governmental and non-governmental organizations. She is the only Asian Scholar in the Executive Committee of the International Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal, the Expert Advisory Board of Diplo Foundation. She is in UNESCAP and UNECE’s United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT). She had worked on the ICANN ALAC, Nomination Committee and Fellowship Committee. She is an arbitrator at CIETAC, UDRP neutral at WIPO and ADNDRC and founder of CNDRP. She lectures for intellectual property officers at World Intellectual Property Academy. She is the co-author of “Internet Governance: Creating Opportunity for All”, the official publication of IGF 2010. For more information, please visit her SSRN page.