Global Higher Education Bulletin (Hong Kong)
Vol. 3, No. 2 January 16, 2020
Editor: Anatoly Oleksiyenko
Greetings from Hong Kong!
I hope you had a good beginning of the year, and are ready for the new academic semester. The HKU campus is coming back to normal operation, and the access is much easier to the gates and major entries than before. Our international visitors have experienced no problem with their stay on campus over the last few weeks.
Earlier this week, I had a meeting with the Rector of Moscow City University (a major municipal university in Russia) who expressed interest in building stronger relations for his international programs in teacher training and had been looking for opportunities to enhance exchanges with teacher training faculties in Hong Kong. Professor Gustavo Fischman from Arizona State University is visiting with us these days to discuss strategies for improving knowledge exchange in the Faculty. Tomorrow, Professor Fischman will make a presentation “In search of impactful educational research: Assessing the knowledge mobilization strategies of highly ranked colleges of education” (Meng Wah Complex, Room 411-412, 10:00-11:30). In the coming months, we are anticipating more visits and I will keep you informed on exchange opportunities or presentation events.
Meanwhile, last month, our community members, Dr. Jisun Jung and Ms. Nian Ruan made presentations at the annual conference of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) in New Port, Wales. A group of our scholars are currently preparing for the upcoming annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Miami, USA. If you are planning your conference travels this year, please pay attention to calls for proposals for the annual conferences of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (in New Orleans, USA), Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (at the University of Rijeka, Croatia) – those should be announced in February. The applications are currently admitted to the annual conferences of the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (in London, Ontario; deadline – January 20), Comparative Education Society of Asia (in Kathmandu, Nepal, deadline – January 31); and the European Consortium for Political Research, which has a great number of panels on higher education (Innsbruck, Austria; deadline – Feb 19).
Finally, I would like to share with you the most recent publications by our faculty members and alums:
Carless, D. (2020). Longitudinal perspectives on students’ experiences of feedback: a need for teacher–student partnerships. Higher Education Research & Development, 1-14.
Cattaneo, M., Horta, H., & Meoli, M. (2019). Dual appointments and research collaborations outside academia: evidence from the European academic population. Studies in Higher Education, 44(11), 2066-2080.
Chan, R. (2019). Review of the book by Perna, L.W. (ed). (2018). Taking it to the streets: The role of scholarship in advocacy and advocacy in scholarship. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University. 148pp. in Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 23 (3), 230-233.
Jackson, L. (2020). ‘But is it really research? ’mentoring students as theorists in the era of cybernetic capitalism. Education Philosophy and Theory, 52 (1), 17-21.
Lanford, M., Tierney, W. G., & Lincoln, Y. (2019). The art of life history: novel approaches, future directions. Qualitative Inquiry, 25 (5), 459-463.
Lanford, M. (2020). Long-Term Sustainability in Global Higher Education Partnerships. In Successful Global Collaborations in Higher Education Institutions (pp. 87-93). Springer, Cham.
Ma, J. (2019). Developing joint R&D institutes between Chinese universities and international enterprises in China’s innovation system: A case at Tsinghua University. Sustainability, 11(24), 7133.
Yang, R. (2020). Benefits and challenges of the international mobility of researchers: The Chinese experience. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 18(1), 53-65.
At the moment Liz Jackson and I are continuing to receive papers for the volume “Freedom to Teach, Freedom To Learn: Higher Education and Human Dignity”. If you are finishing paper for this project, or might want to join it last minute, please let me know. I am also collaborating with Giulio Marini at the Institute of Education of the University of London on a Special Issue “Academic Freedom in Europe and Beyond”, recently approved by Higher Education Quarterly. The Special Issue is set up for 2022 – we expect to receive extended abstracts not later than by the end of this year, and full papers by June 2021. Please send me your proposal if you are interested.
I will be sending you more updates in the spring.
Happy Chinese New Year! Have a productive and prosperous year!