Mai Ahn CV

Mai-Anh Hoang

Mai-Anh is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Political Sciences at the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. Mai-Anh has been working on her doctoral thesis since November 2016. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University in Hanoi, Vietnam and a master degree in Public Administration from Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. Her master thesis focused on poverty reduction policy implementation in Vietnam from a perspective of Good Governance. After her Master, Mai-Anh worked as a lecturer and a project coordinator at Joint training Office, Post Graduate Faculty, Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration for 2 years. Currently she is doing her PhD project which is in line with multi-level governance in the context of urbanization in Asian countries, focusing on two specific case studies, Songdo – a smart city in South Korea and Binh Duong – a new smart city project in Vietnam.

PhD Project

Multi-level governance in the context of urbanization in Asian countries. Case studies: Songdo- a smart city in South Korea and Binh Duong – a new smart city project in Vietnam.

Urbanization, environmental governance and sustainable development are enormous challenges confronted by many cities in Asia. Speedily growing urban populations and the vital role of cities in national and global economies have drawn much attention in recent years. It can be said that a rapid urbanization process is often coupled with rapid industrialization and economic development. Consequently, cities in this region, while acting as the economic growth centers of regions and countries, have become places where the most intensive and acute environmental problems occur. The mixture and complexity of urban environmental problems make it more challenging for municipalities to handle effectively this situation. Technology and innovation have become key factors in the economic and social development. The creation of Eco-cities/smart cities is considered as a realizable response to these challenges in this area. Is the emergence of smart cities in Asia the result of only national government’s decision making process or is it the outcome of multi-level governance including vertical interaction, for examples, the participation of central and local governments, as well as international institutions and horizontal interaction between state and non-state actors such as civil society actors? This research will reveal multilevel decision-making institutions and processes, as well as clarify the role of each stakeholder in building Eco-cities in Asian countries generally and particularly in two specific case studies – Songdo, a smart city in South Korea and Binh Duong, a new smart city project in Vietnam.

University Studies and Degrees

Since 11/2016 Doctoral Studies, Fachbereich 2, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
08/2012 – 02/2014 Master of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
09/2007 – 06/2011 Bachelor of International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Professional Experiences

03/2014 – 04/2016 part-time lecturer in Public Scenario at the Faculty of Public Policy and Project coordinator at Joint training Office, Post Graduate Faculty, Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration
09/2011 – 07/2012 Course manager of Joint training master course in Public Management co-operated by University of Tampere, Finland and Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration at Joint training Office, Post Graduate Faculty, Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration

Scholarships and Awards

Since 11/2016 PhD Fellowship of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
08/2012 – 02/2014 Full scholarship of Seoul National University for global master

Talks and Conferences

  • Program 135 – Reconsidering poverty reduction policy implementation in Vietnam from the perspective of Good Governance – The Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) 2014 annual conference

Publications

  • Hoang, M.A, 2015: „Seamaul Undong in South Korea and lessons for Vietnam in promoting poverty reduction self-spirit in rural area“ – Science Journal of State Management, Vietnam National Academy of Public Administration

Memberships

  • Graduate School for Urban Studies (URBANgrad), Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Research training group EKU (Energy-Klima-Umwelt), Fachbereich2, Technische Universität Darmstadt

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