Dr. Berthold Kuhn Research and Consulting
Dr. Berthold Kuhn                                                 Research and Consulting  

Dr. Berthold Kuhn is a political scientist and international cooperation adviser specializing in policies and governance for sustainable development. He serves as an adjunct professor (Privatdozent) at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science (OSI), Freie Universität Berlin, and works as a senior consultant to the European Commission, United Nations organizations, German development cooperation, think tanks, consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations. He is currently based in Xiamen, China. Renowned for his expertise, Dr. Kuhn is frequently invited to speak at international conferences and workshops worldwide. His publications on megatrends, sustainable development, climate policies, and civil society are widely referenced.


Dr. Kuhn co-authored "Global Perspectives on Megatrends" (Ibidem, Columbia University Press, 2022). His academic and professional experience includes professorships at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, and the School of Public Affairs and School of Public Policy, Xiamen University. He has played a pivotal role in fostering international cooperation and strategic partnerships between leading German and Chinese universities. His work encompasses international cooperation, sustainable development, climate policies, sustainable finance, and global megatrends.

Dr. Kuhn has extensive teaching experience, covering Master’s and Bachelor’s level courses and executive training for diplomats, government officials, and project managers in both English and German. His award-winning course on Climate Policies of Global Cities in Comparative Perspective earned him the Central Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin in 2019.

Having worked and traveled in over 70 countries, primarily in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Dr. Kuhn is fluent in German, English, and French, with proficiency in Chinese. He has lived in China and India for several years.

Dr. Kuhn is married to Miao and is the father of three children (Kai, Meilin, Selina).

For a detailed CV, including research projects and consulting assignments, please contact:

  • berthold.kuhn(at)fu-berlin.de
  • berthold.kuhn(at)t-online.de



Megatrends Briefing 2024 with focus on China and India.

Our collaborative report involving analysts and researchers from different world regions is out, see Megatrends Briefing 2024. 


FOCUS publications on Minister Habeck's visit to China, June 22, 2024



Workshop on Future(s) Literacy and Global Megatrends, Tongji University, Shanghai, May 10, 2024


Evaluator, European Research Executive Agency, March -June 2024.


Speaker at Asia Philanthropy Forum, Hainan, Nov. 15-17, 2023 


Speaker at 20th Beijing Forum, Peking University, Nov. 2-5, 2023





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