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5 minutes with Ziyang Huo

Ziyang Huo is the International Partnerships Manager at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care for the Nanjing Collaboration. This is a partnership between King’s and Nanjing Vocational Health College in Nanjing, China. Through this international nursing collaboration, we are addressing the global need for highly-skilled nurses. We spent 5 minutes with Ziyang to find out more about his career and life outside of work.

Ziyang Huo (1)

Briefly, tell us a bit about your role at King’s, and the partnership between the University and Nanjing Vocational Health College?

I work collaboratively with the London-based project management team to plan, manage, report, and deliver the partnership between King’s and Nanjing Vocational Health College (NVHC). I am based at NVHC so I can ensure smooth delivery and development of the partnership.

As part of my role, I also engage with government stakeholders who are involved with the project in China. The partnership provides consultancy for Nanjing Vocational Health College to improve education and training, staff development, and opportunities for students.

You are alumni of the University too, what was it like studying at King’s?

My time at King’s was fantastic. I had the opportunity to interact with numerous brilliant and diligent classmates, while my teachers displayed exceptional professionalism. Undeniably, my programme posed quite a challenge, resulting in countless nights spent studying in the Franklin-Wilkins Library that I can still recall now.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

International partnerships can present various challenges, such as navigating cultural differences, managing logistical complexities, or overcoming language barriers. The opportunity to find creative solutions and successfully address these challenges can be personally rewarding.

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Embrace uncertainty and be open to new opportunities, take risks, and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. This mindset will help you grow and discover your true potential.

Well, hold on… if I were to offer myself precise financial advice, it would be to place a bet on Leicester City Football Club winning the Premier League in the 2015/16 season.

What do you do with your time outside of work?

Take care of my wife and cats.

Quick fire...

What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid? Be a kid forever.

What’s one thing about you that surprises people? Some of my King’s colleagues have been to Shanghai a million times but I have never ever been there, even though it is only 150 miles away from where I live.

What’s your hidden talent?  I am an amateur drum player and Go player.

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Ziyang  Huo

Ziyang Huo

International Partnerships Manager

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