Degree completed in 2016.

The emergence of low carbon development in China and India: energy efficiency as a lens


Academic Profile

Yuge is a DPhil candidate with the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. She spent her first DPhil years as a guest researcher at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and Beijing. Her research focuses on comparing the energy policies of India and China, and their implications for global energy governance.

Yuge is also responsible for visioning the future global governance with 24 internationally selected young professionals as a GG2022 fellow ( Yuge is working on global energy governance in the coming ten years with other fellows in three intensive dialogue sessions held in Berlin, Beijing and Washington DC throughout the year. The final report is expected to be presented in the Brookings Institution in the summer of 2013.

In India, Yuge conducted extensive field research on household energy consumption in more than ten states. Apart from her academic work, Yuge is an active journalist and writer who has published articles on Indian democracy, health care, development and American think tanks - and their implications for China. She has served as a special consultant for the India Initiative of Panasonic's Overseas R&D Centre, and she has been a presenter and journalist on Tsinghua TV and CCTV.

Previous education

  • 2010-2011 - MSc in Contemporary India, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2009-2010 - MA 1st yr in Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • 2005-2009 - BE in Building Environment, BA in Law, Tsinghua University, China


  • 2012-2013 - Fellow in Global Energy Governance, GG2022 Program (
  • 2011-2012 Ford Scholar, Brookings Institution & Ford Foundation, US
  • 2011-2012 Wolfson Scholar, China-Oxford Scholarship Fund, UK
  • 2010-2011 China-Oxford Scholar, China Oxford Scholarship Fund, UK

Recent academic engagement

Yuge is currently organising a multi-disciplinary seminar/workshop on the cutting-edge comparative studies of China and India, which will take place on 26 April 2013. This seminar is generously supported by the South Asia Research Cluster, Wolfson College, Oxford. Papers, comments, volunteers and partnerships are all welcome. For more information about the seminar, please visit the seminar website.

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