M.Sc. Asuka Ashida

PhD candidate


Dissertation project


Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD): The politics of implementation in Germany and Japan

This dissertation project looks into the global-local linkage and investigates how the ideas in the international environmental convention on biological diversity are translated into national policy in the respective countries. Furthermore, it aims to identify the factors that influence this translation process and outputs.


Academic presentations


Ashida, A. „Global-local linkage in biodiversity policy: Case of Japan“ Presentation for the Subject Group: Politics, Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung (VSJF) Jahrestagung, Frankfurt a.M, 2010.

Ashida, A. ”Defining Content and Materiality Issues in Sustainability Reporting –A Survey of Japanese Companies” 15th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference. July 2009, The Netherlands



2011STIBET Scholarship TUM Graduate School
2010-2011DAAD PhD Scholarship
2007-2009Utrecht Excellence Scholarship for Master's studies
2004-2007Franklin College Merit Scholarship of Bachelor studies
2004Academic Area Award for German at Franklin College Switzerland