Funded by EU Horizon 2020 GREEN-WIN Project, Dr. Yuge Ma's current resarch focuses on win-win strategies and sustainable business models of climate action and urban transformation in Shanghai, Istanbul, Barcelona and Venice. Ma received a DPhil from the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford Univeristy, during which she investigated the emergence of China and India’s low-carbon development from a comparative and institutional change perspective, through the lens of energy efficiency policy. She has been 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. During the DPhil, Ma also conducted research with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), and Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) in New Delhi. In 2009 she received an undergraduate degree at Tsinghua University, Beijing and immediately afterwards spent a year as a graduate student at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Ma's research focuses on global low-carbon development, energy and climate policy, and sustainable urbanization in China, India and beyond. In addition, she teaches and supervises at Oxford Future of Cities: Best Sustainable Practice Summer School, MSc in Environmental Management, ECI, DPhil in Geography, and Tsinghua-Apple Summer Institute for China’s Green Innovation (SICGI).