Bohyun Kim, M.A., M.Sc.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

PhD dissertation project (working title): Political Participation in New Climate Governance: A comparative analysis of South Korea and the European Union

Bohyun studied Political Science and International Relations at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. During her undergraduate years, she engaged in EAI Governance Research projects as an intern at East Asian Institute, a policy-think tank in Seoul. She continued to study Political Science with focus on European Governance at Universität zu Köln and Maastricht University in the Netherlands (double Master’s program). She also worked at different international organizations and NGOs in the field of climate change and sustainable development, such as: European Union Delegation to South Korea, ICLEI World Secretariat - Local Governments for Sustainability, UNESCO and the UN Climate Conference Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany.

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Lehre und Forschung




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02.2021 – present
Research associate, Chair for Social Sciences of East Asia (Korea), Institute of Political Science / Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen



09. 2021 – present
PhD candidate, Institute of Political Science, Universität Duisburg-Essen

09. 2012 – 08. 2014   
M.A. in Political Science, Universität zu Köln; and M.Sc. in European Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands (“The EU’s leadership role in international climate change negotiations”)

03. 2007 – 02. 2012   
B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

09. 2010 – 07. 2011   
Exchange student, Department of Political Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Lehre und Forschung


  • Comparative Regionalism and Climate Governance in EU and East Asia (Module: European Integration and Politics, BA Politikwissenschaft, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, WiSe 2021/2)
  • Governance and Civil Society in a Globalizing World (Module: Globalization and Transnationalization, BA Lehramt, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, SoSe 2021)

NGOs, Civil Society, Governance, Climate Policy, Comparative politics