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Ph.D, M.A.


+358 29 450 3057
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Areas of expertise

North Korea / South Korea : Aid and institutions, ownership in aid relations
transformation of socialist systems


I am University Lecturer and Academic Director of the Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies. Since 2018, I am a Co-Researcher at the Korean Studies unit of the University of Frankfurt (AKS Seed Programme). Before joining the University of Turku I was a researcher and lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna. I have a doctoral degree in East Asian Economy and Society and a M.A. degree in Political Science. I spent more than five years of my professional career in Korea. I managed various capacity building projects in North Korea and also facilitated three EU-DPRK Economic Workshops in North Korea. I am Education Programme Associate with the non-profit initiative Global Humanitarian Engagement. 


My teaching includes courses on Korean contemporary history and the politics, society and economy of North and South Korea, as well as project management. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, I was awarded CEAS Teacher of the Year by Taotao Student Club. 


My current research concerns development assistance and institutions, questions of ownership in aid relationships as well as North Korea's socioeconomic transformation. 


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Korea, Republik (2021) (2021)

Wirtschaftshandbuch Asien-Pazifik
Sabine Burghart
(B1 Kirjoitus tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)

It’s Time for the European Union to Talk to North Korea (2020)

38 North
Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Eric Ballbach, Sabine Burghart, Nicola Casarini, Mario Esteban, Lucia Husenicova, Sangsoo Lee, Françoise Nicolas, John Nilsson-Wright, Oskar Pietrewicz, Elina Sinkkonen
(E1 Yleistajuinen artikkeli, sanomalehtiartikkeli)