Karl Xia completed his bachelor's degree (B.Sc.) in Business Administration focused on Third-party logistics personnel training at Anqing Normal University. He completed his master's degree in Business Administration with a program on the Evaluation of Technological Innovation Efficiency in China's Belt & Road Region at Xi'an University of Science & Technology.
He is now a PhD candidate in Public Administration at Xi'an Jiaotong University. In addition, he holds a scholarship funded by the China Scholarship Council as a visiting PhD student at the Technical University of Berlin. His current interests focus on Governance of Science and Technology Policy and the impact factors of a firm's green innovation.