2012-2022 Doctor, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Thesis: โ€œDevelopment of Innovation Performance of Technology Clusters: Healthcare and Sustainable Energyโ€ [mirror] [propositions]

2008-2011 Master of International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

Thesis: โ€œThe Political Economy of Export Oriented Industrialization in East Asia: Indigenous and Foreign Direct Investment Modelsโ€

2006-2008 Master of Science (Civil Engineering & Management), Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands

Thesis: โ€œUrban Groundwater Extraction in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiaโ€

2002-2006 Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands

2000-2002 International Baccalaureate Diploma, International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professional Experience

2022-Present Asia School of Business, Malaysia

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Research Center, involved in managing “ESG Investment in ASEAN”-project funded by the ASEAN-Korea Center and guiding Action Learning projects of MBA students.

2021-Present Springer Nature, Netherlands

2020-Present AppliedHE Pte. Ltd., Singapore

  • Chief Analyst responsible for the development of university rating and ranking systems (2020-2022)
  • Special Advisor (2022-Present)

2013-2019 QS Asia Quacquarelli Symonds Pte. Ltd., Singapore

  • Head of Communications (2016-2019)
  • Conference producer and editor (2013-2015)

2017-2018 QS-ERA India Pvt. Ltd., India

  • Consultant for QS iGauge Indian University Rating

2015 Seoul Traffic Broadcasting System (TBS) English service (eFM), Republic of Korea

  • Science & Technology reporter for This Morning

2011-2013 Office of International Affairs, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea

  • External Relations Manager

2010-2011 Business Development Unit, E.T. Lux Ltd. (defunct), Republic of Korea

  • Consultant for Overseas Educational Programs

2010 Directorate of External Financial Relations, Ministry of Finance, Netherlands

  • Policy Staff Intern (January-February)

2009 Malaysiakini, Malaysia

  • Journalist Intern (January-February)

2006-2007 University Council, University of Twente, Netherlands

  • Council Member & Party Chair

2004-2005 International Conferences Foundation Enschede, Netherlands

  • Treasurer overseeing EUR 100โ€™000 budget

Teaching Experience

Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • The Political Economy of Asia-Europe Relations (Semester II 2023/2024)
  • An Introduction to Content Analysis and Social Network Analysis (Short Course, 16 December 2023)

Bangmok College of Basic Studies, Myongji University, Republic of Korea

  • Computer & Information Society (Spring 2015)
  • Internet & Communication (Fall 2014, Summer 2015, Fall 2015)

Department of Media & Communication, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea

  • Using & Understanding the Internet (Spring 2015)

Faculty of International Studies, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea

  • International Management (Fall 2014)
  • International Commerce (Fall 2014)
  • International Economics (Spring 2014)
  • Sustainable Development (Spring 2014)