BU Team

Prof. Dr. h.c. Shan Fan
President of the Brand Acdemy
Professor of Intercultural Art

  • Studied art in China and Hamburg
  • Internationally recognised artist who has exhibited frequently in more than ten countries
  • Main area of research: transformation from tradition to modern – towards innovation in contemporary art
  • 2006: awarded the Medal for Art and Science by the Senate of the City of Hamburg; received an honorary doctorate from BUCKS New University in the United Kingdom
  • Member of the Free Academy of Arts in Hamburg
  • Founding president of the Brand University of Applied Sciences and of the School of Communication Design, Beijing Normal University Zhuhai, China