CERC Management Committee




Dr. Nutsa Kobakhidze

Honorary Director

Dr. Kobakhidze is the Honorary Director of CERC. She is an Assistant Professor in Comparative and International Education at HKU. She is also a convener of the Shadow Education Special Interest Group (SIG) and a coordinator of the Master of Education (MEd) specialism – Comparative and Global Studies in Education and Development (CGSED).



Dr. Jisun Jung

Elected Member

Dr. Jung is an Assistant Professor in Higher Education at HKU. She is a coordinator of the Master of Education (MEd) specialism – Higher Education and a convener of the Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of CERC.


Dr. Lili Yang

Elected Member

Dr Yang is an assistant professor at HKU, interested in comparative and cross-cultural studies of higher education. She is also a convener of the Comparative Studies in Educational Traditions Special Interest Group (SIG) of CERC and a Program Co-chair of the HESIG of CIES.


Prof. Mark Bray : Former Director/Management Committee

Prof. Mark Bray

Former Director, Co-opted Member

Professor Bray is an Emeritus Professor at HKU and UNESCO chair Professor in Comparative Education. He is a distinguished Professor in the Department of Education, East China Normal University. Professor Bray is also a former President of the Comparative Education Society (CIES) and a former President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES).


Prof. Stefan Auer

Co-opted Member

Stefan Auer is Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong. Twice named Jean Monnet Chair in EU Studies, he has published an award-winning monograph, Liberal Nationalism in Central Europe (2004), and articles in Government and Opposition; International Affairs; the Journal of Common Market Studies and West European Politics, among others. His most recent book is European Disunion: Democracy, Sovereignty and the Politics of Emergency (2022).


Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko : Honorary Director


Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko

Former Director, Co-opted Member
Dr. Oleksiyenko is a Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong and CERC’s former Director. His research interests include globalization and higher education, and academic leadership and organization.


Prof. Nancy Law

Ex-officio member

Professor Nancy Law W.Y. is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. She served as the Founding Director for the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) for 15 years from 1998.