Young ICCA Tsinghua Law School Scholarship winner announced

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of this year's Young ICCA Tsinghua Law School Scholarship: Anastasiia Zhemchugova.


With the generous support of “Cheng Yu Tung-Tsinghua Law Development Fund”, Tsinghua Law School offers one Young ICCA member the possibility of receiving a scholarship to attend the Tsinghua LL.M program in International Arbitration& Dispute Settlement in the academic year 2017-2018. The winner of this year's scholarship is Ms. Anastasiia Zhemchugova.


Get to know Anastasiia better and read her answers to the Young ICCA Proust Questionnaire.


Anastasiia ZhemchugovaName: Zhemchugova Anastasiia

Age: 24

Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine

Current City: Wuhan, P.R. China

Current Employer: Student


2018- 2019 (expected) LL.M. International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (IADS), Beijing, PRC

2016- 2018 - Master in International Law, Wuhan University, Hubei province, PRC

2015- 2016 - Exchange student, English program “International Law” Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2015 - Bachelor in Law at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine

If you had to give an acceptance speech for this scholarship, what would your first line be? I fully understand that a scholarship is an endowment of the trust reposed in me with great expectations, and I am fully aware of what that entails

What is your favourite virtue? Thoughtfulness

What are your favourite qualities in another person? Honesty, creativity, optimism

What is your chief characteristic? Open-mindedness

What is your main fault? Overthinking

What is your favourite occupation? Anything connected with self-improvement. So, for now it is reading, communication, travelling, learning guitar or practising yoga

What is your idea of happiness? To be in a good mental and physical health, also in helping people.

What is your idea of misery? To have a useless life

If not yourself, who would you be? I would go into art

Where would you like to live? Nothing particular, I really enjoy to discover new cultures.

Who is your favourite prose author? ‎Viktor E. Frankl

Who is your favourite hero/heroine in fiction? Katherine Ann Watson from Mona Lisa Smile

Who is your hero in real life? People who changed their Faith

What historical person do you most dislike? Difficult to answer

What is your favourite name? Alexander (powerful and elegant name)

What do you hate the most? Incompetence

What is your natural talent? An insight

What is your favourite arbitration-related decision? International Thunderbird Gaming Corp. vs. Mexico, UNCITRAL, Award, 26 January 2006

Who is your favourite arbitrator? James Crawford, Gary Born, Alain Pellet

Who is your mentor? Any person from whom I can learn

What is your motto? 平凡道を非凡に歩め (Japanese proverb)-“Walk extraordinary on ordinary path”.