Ding Long is Deputy Dean and Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, School of Foreign Studies, at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), where he has been working since 1996. He is Deputy Secretary-General of China Arabic Education Association and Member of the Chinese Society for Middle Eastern Studies. Prof. Long has worked extensively on Arabic teaching and Middle Eastern Studies.
During 1997-1998, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. During 2012-2013, he was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Prof. Long’s research deals with Middle Eastern Politics, focusing on political and economic transformation in the Arab Gulf states. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations.