Sungju Han


Sungju Han
Ph.D. student

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: 0341 235 1641

Sungju Han

Research interests

  • Nature hazards, nature-based solution, ecosystem based approach
  • Risk governance and perception
  • Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Quantitative methods

Professional and Academic Career

since 10/2018

Ph.D Student at the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the UFZ Leipzig and Institute of  Environmental Sciences and Geography, University of Potsdam

• Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, Prof. Dr. Annegret Thieken

Working title: Perceptions on Nature-based solutions in flood contexts. The research is funded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

01/2015 - 08/2017

Researcher at the Korea Environment Institute , Sejong, Korea
Division of Climate Change and Interdisciplinary Research

09/2014 - 12/2014

Intern at the Permanent Delegation of Republic of Korea to the OECD, Paris, France
Research and information gathering for an Environment Directorate and Development Co-operation Directorate

10/2013 - 11/2014

London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK
Department of Geography and Environment
MSc in Local Economic Development

01/2012 - 09/2013

Associate at Hyundai Asan Corporation, Seoul, Korea
Inter-Korean Business Development Team

03/2007 - 02/2012

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
BA in English Linguistics & BSc in International Economics and Law

Exchange student at the Audencia Business School, Nantes, France
Specialization in International Management Consulting (2009-2010)

Completed projects

01/2017 - 09/2017

Policy Research on “Establishment of Regeneration Scheme for Post Nuclear Accident (2): Emergency Response Plan” (published in Korean)

01/2016 - 12/2016

Policy Research on “Establishment of Regeneration Scheme for Post Nuclear Accident (1): based on analysis of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident” (published in Korean)

04/2016 - 10/2016

Commissioned Research by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on “Development of Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies and Operational guidelines of KOICA” (published in Korean)

01/2015 - 12/2015

Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects on supporting policy development and capacity building to Paraguay, Indonesia and Vietnam with regards to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental policy


Han, Sungju, and Christian Kuhlicke. "Reducing Hydro-Meteorological Risk by Nature-Based Solutions: What Do We Know about People’s Perceptions?." Water 11.12 (2019): 2599.