Vlad Vernygora is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations of the School of Economics and Business Administration at Tallinn University of Technology. He is a graduate of the Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy in Ukraine, and University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and is both a Master of Law and Master of Arts. Vlad is specialised in European studies. His sphere of interest is integration of countries of Asia-Pacific, and relations of the European Union with the Asia-Pacific region. Vlad is also a coordinator of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies of TUT, and a member of the editorial panel of the Estonia-based Baltic Journal of European Studies.