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

Dr. Berthold Kuhn is a political scientist and international cooperation adviser on policies and governance for sustainable development. He works as an adjunct professor (Privatdozent) at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science (OSI), Freie Universität Berlin and as a senior consultant to the European Commission, United Nations organisations, German development cooperation, think tanks, consulting firms and nonprofit organisations. He has been invited to speak at international conferences and workshops in many parts of the world. His publications on megatrends and future research, sustainable development, climate policies and civil society in international comparative perspective are widely referenced.

He is the co-author of "Global perspectives on megatrends" (Ibidem, Columbia Univ. Press, 2022 https://issuu.com/ibidempress/docs/1563)


Dr. Berthold Kuhn was a professor at the School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University (2 years) and School of Public Affairs and School of Public Policy, Xiamen University (2 years) and a GIZ-CIM and Rhineland-Palatinate cooperation expert in China. He has made substantial contributions to the promotion of international cooperation and strategic partnerships between leading German and Chinese Universities. His publications and reports deal with international cooperation in theory and practice, with sustainable development and climate policies in comparative perspective, with sustainable finance, and with global megatrends. 


His teaching experience covers Master and Bachelor level courses and executive training courses for diplomats, government officials and project managers in English and German on a wide range of political science/political sociology topics, with a focus on Sustainability Discourses, Policies and Implementation Strategies. He won the Central Teaching Award of Freie Universität Berlin in 2019 for a course on Climate Policies of Global Cities in Comparative Perspective.  


Berthold has worked and travelled in more than 70 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa, and is fluent in German, English and French and able to communicate in Chinese. He lived for several years in China and India.


Berthold is married with Miao and father of three children (Kai, Meilin, Selina).


detailed CV with research projects amd consulting assignments available. Please write to:


berthold.kuhn(at)fu-berlin.de or



CV EU (academic + consulting assignments)
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Asian Philantropy Forum, Hainan Nov. 15-17, 2023

Speaker on Bridging Eastern and Western Perspectives; Discussant on Online Philanthropy


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

Speaker on Global Megatrends and Regional Diversity


German-Chinese cooperation in climate protection 

Talk at Confucius Institute Berlin (Hybrid conference, Oct. 16-17, 2023)


Programme Evaluation

Research & Dialogue

Program of DAK University Bethlehem, Aug./Sept. 2023

Megatrends Talk

Megatrends and Future Research 

Talk at German Institute for Defence and Security Studies, March 22, Hamburg


Podcast China Impulse: Globale Megatrends and Zukunftsforschung


Feb. 09, 2023


European Academy MV 

Fr, Dec. 09- Sat, Dec. 10

Chinas Entwicklungspolitik in Afrika

contact: Eva Wilk



European Academy MV 

Megatrends and Future Research (auf Deutsch)

Tue, Nov. 15, 2022.

contact: Eva Wilk



Berlin Science Week (BSW)

Megatrends and Future Research (in English)

Sat, Nov. 05, 2022, 

09:30 -11:00, 

CAMPUS, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, 



Freie Universität Berlin


Master Course on Global megatrends and the role of think tanks in international cooperation, OSI, Oct. 2022 to Feb. 2023, Mo 10-12 hours


Round Table on Digitalization and other Megatrends, Nov. 3; 16:00 to 17:45 (online)


Global Perspectives on Megatrends

Our new book is out, published by

Ibidem & Columbia University Press on May  17, 2022,  see Megatrends Book 2022





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