Rafał holds a BA in International Relations and BA in Asian Studies. His scientific interests are mostly related to Asian cultures and the politics of China. One of his thesis was related to the situation of Taiwan in the international environment. The other concentrated on visions of the future in Japanese animation. In the Centre, Rafał is responsible for coordinating research and education programmes. In his free time, he plays basketball, reads fiction, watches good old movies, and enjoys indie video games with his friends. To say he loves cats is an understatement.