Winning researcher

Meet Catherine Xiaocui Lou, the State of Victoria’s international postgraduate student of the year.

"Being named top postgraduate international student for 2013 by the Victorian Government inspires me to achieve more in my research, continue supporting other international students, and bridge co-operation between Victoria and China.

VU has provided a great education and research environment to support my study and life here. The research culture at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies and support from across the University has helped my success.

My research is globally significant because it looks at the interface between supply chain management and corporate governance while focusing on risk management.

I’ve been involved in student affairs since high school. I’m proud of my Chinese background and enjoy supporting my peers so they have a better learning experience and find more success. International students not only make economic contributions but also introduce precious cultures and resources.”  

Course studied

Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Management (current)

Find out more about the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (previously called the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies).


Catherine Xiaocui Lou