Dr Yuge Ma

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Dr Yuge Ma

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Dr Yuge Ma is a Postdoc within the ECI. She was a Guest Researcher with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and Beijing (2011-2012), a Global Governance Future 2022 Fellow, and an Avantha International Fellow (2013) with Aspen Institute (India). She had also conducted research with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), and Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) in New Delhi. She is co-founder of the Oxford Juxtapose Project, which is a multi-disciplinary platform for comparative studies on contemporary China and India.

Yuge’s research focuses on global low-carbon development, energy and climate policy, as well as sustainable urbanization in China, India and beyond. Her current postdoctoral research is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 GREEN-WIN Project, which focuses on win-win strategies and sustainable business models of climate action and urban transformation in Shanghai, Istanbul, Barcelona and Venice. Previously, her DPhil thesis investigated China and India’s low-carbon development from a comparative and institutional change perspective, through the lens of energy efficiency policy.

Apart from research and policy, Yuge is also committed to entrepreneurship and media. After a business initiative on green building consulting with her classmates from Tsinghua University, she served as a Consultant for the India Laboratory of Panasonic’s Overseas R&D Center (New Delhi and Osaka, 2010-2011). She is now part of an Oxford-based entrepreneurial project to connect the academic resources at Oxford and in the UK to the exciting sustainable transformation in China. She has been an invited overseas correspondent on international affairs for China Youth Daily and Xinhua News Agency, as well as a presenter and journalist on Tsinghua TV and CCTV. Her most recent book Growing Up in India (Beijing, 2013) is the first-of-its-kind to introduce contemporary India through a Chinese scholar’s personal account.

Yuge graduated from Tsinghua University with double bachelor’s degrees in building efficiency technology and in law (2009). She spent one year as a graduate student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (2010), followed by an MSc (2011) and a DPhil (2015) at University of Oxford.