Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Mongolistik und Tibetstudien

Oyuntuya Shagdarsuren

Thesis topic: “Postsocialist discourses of 'sustainable development' in the mining and education sectors of Mongolia and their policy implications"

Oyuntuya earned a bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in the profession of English Teacher and Translator from Orkhon Institute (now University) of Mongolia in 1997. She obtained a Master of Science degree in Extension for Natural Resource Based Livelihoods (with distinction) from University of Reading, UK in 2006. Oyuntuya completed disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses at the Department of Political and Cultural Change at the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn in 2012-2013. Oyuntuya joined the Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies of the University of Bonn in 2013. She was a Visiting International Research Student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada for two months in 2020. 

From October 2015 to February 2016, Oyuntuya co-hosted a seminar on “Politics and Society in Mongolia” with Professor Dr. Ines Stolpe, Chair of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies Department, at the University of Bonn in Germany.

Oyuntuya taught as a lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Sociology at the National University of Mongolia from 2009 to 2010.

Oyuntuya is interested in research on political and cultural change, sustainability, gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

Shagdarsuren, O. (2021) Notions of sustainability in the education and mining sectors as visions for futures in post-socialist Mongolia. In “Horizons of Futures in Post-Utopian Mongolia” (Eds.) I.Stolpe and J.Nordby. Bonner Asienstudien. Vol. 19. EB-Verlag. Germany.

Shagdarsuren, O. (July 2020) How to set up and run a successful community of practice for gender mainstreaming. Apolitical website. UK. Available at (13/08/20) https://apolitical.co/en/solution_article/how-to-set-up-and-run-a-successful-community-of-practice-for-gender-mainstreaming

Shagdarsuren, O. (January 2020) Gender mainstreaming in public administration. Mongolia Focus Blogspot. University of British Columbia. Canada. Available at (13/08/20) http://blogs.ubc.ca/mongolia/2020/guest-post-gender-bureaucracy-merit/

Oyuntuya, Sh. (2010, February) Хөдөө аж ахуйн экстеншиний үйлчилгээн дэх нийгмийн ажилтан судлаачийн хэрэгцээ [Needs for social workers and researchers in agricultural extension services]. Нийгмийн ажил сэтгүүл [Social Work Journal]. Issue 2(2).

Shagdarsuren, O. (2009) Tackling Isolation in Rural Mongolia: Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Agricultural Extension Services. VDM Verlag. ISBN 978-30639-19919-2

Oyuntuya, Sh. (2008, December). Хөдөөгийн хөгжилд мэдээллийн гүйцэтгэх үүрэг, нөлөө [Role of information in rural development in Mongolia] ХАА-н Маргааш сонин [Agriculture Tomorrow newspaper]. Issue 12 (45). Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia.

Shagdarsuren, O. (2007). Tackling Isolation in Rural Mongolia: Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Agricultural Extension Services. Geographical Paper No. 181. University of Reading, UK. Available at http://www.reading.ac.uk/nmsruntime/saveasdialog.asp?lID=12786&sID=48883

Oyuntuya, Sh. (2006, February) ХАА-н экстейншин буюу хөдөөгийн мэдээлэл, зөвлөгөө өгөх үйлчилгээ, сүүлийн үеийн чиг хандлага [New Trends in Agricultural Extension or Rural Information Services]. ХАА-н Маргааш сонин [Agriculture Tomorrow newspaper]. Issue 2 (14). Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia.

Shagdarsuren, O. The role of sub-national government in negotiating local cooperation agreements with mining industry: Recent trends in Dornod Province of Mongolia. Presentation at the conference “Contemporary Mongolia: International Relations, Mining and the Environment” hosted by the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen of the University of Groningen. 28-29 November 2019. Netherlands. Groningen.

Shagdarsuren, O. Gender mainstreaming as a modern method of public administration in Mongolia. Presentation at the Second International Multidisciplinary Conference “The Mongols: Traditions and Modernity.” September 2019. Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow.

Shagdarsuren, O. Experience of Mongolia in managing joint international projects through cooperation between government, civil society, local communities and industry on the issue of local development. Presentation at the International Baikal Forum “Eurasian integration project: civilizational identity and global positioning”. 20-21 September 2018. Baikal State University. Irkutsk.

Shagdarsuren, O.  Dealing with Reality. Discourses of Sustainability in the Making of Mining Policy of Mongolia. “Horizons of Futures in Post-Utopian Mongolia”, 2nd Bonn International Symposium of Mongolian Studies. University of Bonn. Germany. 23-25 June 2017. Bonn.

Shagdarsuren, O.  Extralegality and Access to Land in Mongolia: The Case of Artisanal Gold Mining in Central and Northern Regions. Presentation at the First International Symposium of Mongolian Studies “Mongolian Responses to Globalization Processes”. University of Bonn. Germany. 15-17 January 2014. Bonn.

Civil Society Scholar Award, Open Society Foundations, London office

Volunteer in the Organizing Committee at the XI International Congress of Mongolists, hosted by the International Association of Mongol Studies, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Scholarship for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, Mongolia to UK, Sponsored by Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar

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