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Dr. Ting Guan

Research Fellow

Ting Office hours: by arrangement
Room: LE 611
Phone: 0049 203-3793728


2005 High School Certificate at High School Attached to Capital Normal University
2005-2010 B.A. in Urban Planning (major) and Public Administration (minor) at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou
2010-2015 Ph.D. in Public Administration
Title of the dissertation thesis: “Improving industrial energy efficiency through public intervention: a comparative study of local energy efficiency actions in China and Germany”

Professional experiences & Awards

2011 Receiving the “Green Talents” award, granted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (link)
2012 Visiting Scholar at the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen (link)
2013-2014 Visiting Scholar at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and the Rhine-Ruhr-Institute of Social Research and Policy Advicement (link)
2013  Awarded as Global Governance 2022 Fellow, granted by the Robert Bosch Foundation (link)
2014 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen
2014 Awarded the German Chancellor Fellowship and Humboldt Scholarship, granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (link)
2015-2016 Visiting Academic Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin (link)

Work Experience & Internship

2008 Internship at the Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning & Design
2009-2010 Internship at the Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute
2010 Internship at the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning
2011-2013 Teaching assistant of the courses “China Social Governance” and “Classic Theories of Public Administration” at Zhejiang University
2014-2015 Research Fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Zhejiang University

Fieldwork Experiences

2010 Field research on “local environmental governance in China” in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province
2012-2015 Field research on “Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency through Public Intervention in China” in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guiyang
2013 Field research on “Township urbanization in China” in Diankou Township, Zhejiang Province
2013-2014 Field research on “Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency through Public Intervention in Germany” in Berlin, Wuppertal, Duisburg and Düsseldorf
2015 Field research on “Strategic Group Behavior of private entrepreneurs” in Beijing and Shenzhen


Academic Papers:
Ting Guan, 能效障碍理论研究述评[A review of barriers of energy efficiency]. Guowai Lilun Dongtai [Foreign Theoretical Trends], 1/2015:90-97.
Ting Guan, Dieter Grunow and Jianxing Yu, Improving China’s environmental performance through adaptive implementation – A case study of Hangzhou and Guiyang. Sustainability, 6/2014: 8889-8908.
Ting Guan, Zuopeng Xiao, 城市生态规划的思想流变与概念辨析[Analysis on the conception and evolution of the idea of ecological urban planning–a critical review], Beijing Guihua Jianshe [Beijing Urban Planning Review], 3/2009: 132-134.
Yunheng Zhou, Ting Guan, Ruike Ye, 中国发展页岩气的优势、障碍及政策选择[Development Potential, Challenges and Countermeasures of China’s Shale Gas Industry], Jiangnan Shehui Xueyuan Xuebao [Journal of Jiangnan Social University], 17 (3)/2015: 24-28.
Conference Papers:
Ting Guan, Jørgen Delman, Policy design in Hangzhou’s climate change politics and implications for local climate governance, presented in the Conference of Sustainable City Development, Shanghai, 27th-29th Oct. 2014.
Ting Guan, Dieter Grunow and Jianxing Yu, ‘Energy efficiency policy implementation at local government level in China: a comparative study of Hangzhou and Guiyang, presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, 21st-24th March 2013.
Ting Guan, Local energy saving and environmental protection policy in China, presented at Asian Dynamics Initiative 5th Conference, Copenhagen, 13rd–14th June 2013.
Internet Publications
Ting Guan, German style environmental policy implementation won’t work in China, MERICS blog, 31.06. 2016
Jost Wübbeke, Ting Guan. China’s Nuclear Industry Goes Global. The Diplomat, 11. 02. 2016.
Ting Guan, Tana Johnson, Fabian Wigand etc. Energy governance outlook: Global scenarios and implications. Global Governance, 2013 (9).
Jianxing Yu, Ting Guan etc. 寻求环境保护与经济发展的双赢 [Exploration of win-win solutions between environmental protection and economic development]. Zhejiang Daily, 18. 06. 2010.
Ting Guan. The credibility of Chinese government: some comments on Hangzhou’s racing event. China News Weekly, 2009 (5).