Kim Thy Tong holds a Bachelor of Science and a dual degree in public administration from the University of Münster and the University of Twente in Enschede, with a specialisation in international management. At the Hertie School, she studied international affairs with a continued focus on relations between the European Union (EU) and Asia, especially in international cooperation and infrastructure development. She also spent an exchange semester at the Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Kim Thy has worked for a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag. Moreover, she completed a Professional Year at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, working in the department of foreign trade policy. She has also gained work experience in Singapore and Vietnam, where she worked for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and an NGO.
Master’s thesis title
The EU and Japan’s strategic cooperation in economic infrastructure development: To what extent could the EU and Japan form an alternative approach to China’s Belt and Road Initiative?