To view Dr. Postiglione's presentation, click here: Postiglione_May12012_NYU.pptx


The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy is pleased to announce the upcoming public forum

China's Universities:
Are They Congenial to a Changing Academic Profession?

Gerard A. Postiglione
The University of Hong Kong

Event Details:
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Kimball Hall Lounge
246 Greene Street
New York University

Global changes have turned China's universities into instruments of national competition as well as instruments of peaceful exchange. As the state steers reform amid the rise of market forces, the emergent system of mass higher education has revealed its limitations in ensuring equitable access, strengthening the quality of teaching and research, and reducing over-administration. Top tier research universities fare far better than the wider system in research and curriculum innovation, as well as attracting international students and overseas collaboration. Second and third tier regional and private universities are often stymied in responding to a market of domestic demands. On all tiers of the expanding university system, a younger academic profession is becoming an increasingly salient influence. This talk provides a brief overview and research findings about the extent to which China's universities are congenial to its changing academic profession. 


Gerard A. Postiglione is Professor and Director of the Center of Research on Education in China of the University of Hong Kong. He is editor of Chinese Education and Society, and four book series on education in China, international advisor to the China Education Yearbook and the International Journal of Chinese Education. He has been a researcher/consultant for the Asian Development Bank, Department for International Development (UK), International Development Research Center (Canada), United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the Ford Foundation. He has appeared on CNN and China's CCTV, and is quoted in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Chinese press.