About CERC

Contact: Zhang Wei

Room 401D, Runme Shaw Building, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong SAR    

E-mail: cerc@hku.hk
Fax: (852) 2517-4737    |  Tel: (852) 3917-8541


The Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) was established in 1994 within the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong. 

CERC builds on the Faculty’s considerable expertise in comparative studies in education, with the following aims:   

  • to facilitate, participate in and initiate a wide range of research projects with comparative perspectives;

  • to support comparative research in education, and to disseminate  information throughout the region and further afield through publicationsnewsletters, research activities, including seminars, symposiums, conferences, etc.;

  • to establish and maintain a wide range of contacts with educational researchers and  research institutions in China, in the region and internationally;

  • to provide a centre upon which institutions and organisations within the region can draw for human and other resources for contract research, consultancies, and training in research methods.

Members of the centre participate in the Faculty of Education’s Master of Education (MEd)programme.

The Centre is strongly research-oriented, and welcomes linkage with individuals and institutions with comparative interests both locally and internationally.

CERC has strong links with the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong.

Members of the Centre’s Management Committee for 2013-2015 are:

Professor Mark BRAY (Director)

Professor Rui YANG (Elected Member)

Dr. Liz Jackson  (Elected Member)

Dr. van Aalst, JAN (Ex-officio, Associate Dean – Research, Former Assistant Dean: Centres and Proposals)

Dr. Puja Kapai (Co-opted Member)

Dr. Jung Jisun (Co-opted Member)

Ms. Nadine Muschette (Co-opted Member)