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    LIU Qiang Associate Professor
    Assistant Dean
    Institute of International and Comparative Education
    Email:qliu@bnu.edu.cn
    Address:19 Xinjiekouwai Street, Haidian, Beijing 100875, P.R. China

     

    BIO 

    I am an Associate Professor in International and Comparative Education and Assistant Dean for International Exchanges at Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, which is the leading institute in the educational filed in China. I am also the key member of APEC Higher Education Research Center approved by Ministry of Education, China and APEC Secretariat.

     

    My research interests focus on internationalization of higher education, cross-border education, and educational finance. I have already published two monographs and more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and undertaken a number of key research projects in the areas mentioned above. Recently, I, as the principle investigator, am responsible for researching how education satisfy diversified social and economic demands from the perspectives of Chinese-foreign cooperation in running schools commissioned by Ministry of Education, China.

     

    Currently, I am supervising 5 Master and 2 PhD students.

     

    MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

    1.        Assistant Secretary General, Comparative Education Society of Asia

    2.        Member, Financial Committee, XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies

    3.        Member, China Comparative Education Society (CCES)

    4.        Member, British Association of international and Comparative Education (BAICE)

    5.        Member, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

    6.        Member, American Education Research Association (AERA)

    7.        Member, Organizing Committee, APEC Higher Education Research Center (AHERC)

    8.        Anonymous review of International Journal of Educational Development (SSCI)

    9.        Member of Expert Committee of Xi’an International University, China

     

    WORKING EXPERIENCE

    Position: Assistant Dean for International Exchanges

    Institute: Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, CHINA

    Time: September 2015 to Present

     

    Position: Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

    Institute: Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, CHINA

    Time: August 2013 – Present

     

    Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

    Institute: Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, CHINA

    Time: July 2012 – August 2013

     

    Position: Project Director (Erasmus Mundus Program at Beijing Normal University)

    Institute: Erasmus Mundus Master Program: Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (Collaborated with Danube University Krems, Austria; University of Tampere, Finland; University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany)

    Time: September 2012 – Present

     

    Position: Visiting Professor at School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK

    Sponsored by: Chinese Scholarship Council, Ministry of Education, CHINA

    Time: April to July, 2014

     

    Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

    Institute: Graduate School of Education, Peking University, CHINA

    Time: April 2010 – July 2012

     

    Position: Junior Researcher & Project Chief Executive Officer

    Institute: E.G. West Centre, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Time: July 2007 – December 2009

     

    Position: Teaching Fellow

    Institute: Graduate School of HASS, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Time: September 2006 – February 2007

     

    Position: 2006 Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow

    Institute: Institute for Humane Studies & Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA

    Time: May – September 2006

     

    EDUCATION BACKGROUND

    Degree: PhD in Education Policy

    Time: January, 2005 – July, 2007

    University: School of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

     

    Degree: MA in Cross Culture Communication and International Management

    Time: September 2003 – September 2004

    University: School of Education & Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

     

    Degree: BA in English Literature

    Time: September, 1999 – July, 2003

    School: English Department, Xi’an Foreign Languages University, CHINA

     

    AWARDS AND HONORS

    1.        Winner of 2013 National Social Science Fund (National-Level Award)

    2.        The Second Prize of 2013 Financial Support by China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, China (National-Level Award)

    3.        2012 General Research Sponsorship for Humanities and Social Sciences Project, Ministry of Education, China (Ministry-Level Award)

    4.        Winner of 2013 12th Five-Year Plan Project of Beijing Municipal Education Science (Provincial-Level Award)

    5.        Winner of 2013 Beijing Philosophy and Social Science Planning Funding Project (Provincial-Level Award)

    6.        First Prize, 2014 Jin Shi Talent Project, Beijing Normal University (University-Level Award)

    7.        2013 Excellent International Student Counselor, Beijing Normal University (University-Level Award)

    8.        Winner of 2014 Funding Project of English-Taught Master Degree Program, Beijing Normal University (University-Level Award)

    9.        2006 Humane Studies Fellowship, George Manson University, USA (International-Level Award)

    10.    The Winner, in the session of Academic Essay Competition, Fourth China Educator’s Conference

    11.    Postgraduate Research Studentship (three years), University of Newcastle, UK

    12.    International Student Scholarship, University of Newcastle, UK

    13.    Research Sponsorship funded by Jolly Learning Ltd, UK

     

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Five different courses at postgraduate level for Chinese students: (a) Educational Finance; (b) Process and Method of Educational Research; (c) Comparative Higher Education; (d) English Academic Writing and Norms; (e) Literature Research.

    Two compulsory course at postgraduate level for international students: (a) English Academic Writing and Norms; (b) Teaching and Learning in an internationalized university

    One optional course at postgraduate level for international students: SWOT Analysis.

    One compulsory course for Erasmus Mundus Master Students: Research and Innovation in Higher Education: Insights from Practice.

     

    INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

    ONGOING PROJECTS

    Project: Internationalization of Education Discipline in China from the Institutional Perspective (Collaborated with Professor Anthony Welch at University of Sydney, Australia)

    Fund Source: Beijing Normal University, China & University of Sydney, Australia

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: February 2016 to February 2017

     

    COMPLETED PROJECTS

    Project: Competition, Innovation, and Change in Education Market in Developing Countries

    Fund Source: Education Fund, Orient Global (Singapore)

    Principle Investigator: Prof. James Tooley

    Time: April 2007 – December 2009

     

    Project: For-Profit School Serving the Educational Needs: A Global Research and Dissemination Project

    Fund Source: John Templeton Foundation (USA)

    Principal Investigator: Prof. James Tooley

    Time: January 2005 – July 2007

     

    Project: Status-Quo and Challenges of Private Education Groups in China

    Fund Source: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    Principle Investigator: Prof. James Tooley and Dr. Qiang Liu

    Time: April 2007 – June 2008

     

    DOMESTIC RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

    ONGOING PROJECTS

    Project: Policy Implications to Promote Internationalization of Education in China

    Fund Source: Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education, CHINA

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: February to April, 2015

     

    Project: Comparative Study of the Allocation, Application, and Supervision of Post 4%-era Fiscal Education Finance

    Fund Source: 2013 National Social Science Foundation

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: June 2013 to December 2015

     

    Project: Comparative Study of the Allocation, Application, and Supervision between Beijing and Major Capital Cities in the World

    Fund Source: Beijing Philosophical and Social Science Program

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: June 2013 to December 2015

     

    Project: Beijing Postgraduate Educational Finance System Research under the Context of Comprehensive National Fee-Charging Policy for Postgraduate Education

    Fund Source: Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Office

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: September 2013 to September 2015

     

    Project: International Comparison of Public Expenditure on Education

    Fund Source: Major Research Project, Ministry of Education, CHINA

    Principle Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: June, 2010 – June, 2013 (extended to June 2015)

     

    Project: Beijing Postgraduate Educational Finance System Research under the Context of Comprehensive National Fee-Charging Policy for Postgraduate Education

    Fund Source: Beijing Normal University Independent Scientific Research Fund Project

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: September 2013 to September 2015

     

    COMPLETED PROJECTS

    Project: Current Status and its Trend of Chinese Students Studying Abroad and its Countermeasures

    Fund Source: Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: February, 2014

     

    Project: China-EU Turning Project

    Fund Source: Education Development Research Centre, Ministry of Education

    Principal Investigator: Prof. Baocun LIU

    Time: April, 2014

     

    Project: International Research on Degree Regulations

    Fund Source: Academic Degree Office, the State Council, China

    Principal Investigator: Prof. Zhongying SHI

    Time: January, 2013

     

    Project: China Education Finance Decision Support System

    Fund Source: Major Research Project, Ministry of Education, CHINA

    Principle Investigator: Prof. Weifang MIN

    Time: January 2010 – December, 2012

     

    Project: International Comparison of Funding, Fees, and Subsidies for Postgraduates

    Fund Source: Ministry of Education, CHINA

    Principle Investigator: Prof. Xiaoyu CHEN

    Time: May 2012 – August 2012

     

    Project: Higher Education Finance Comparison in Major Countries in the World and its Implications to China

    Fund Source: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Qiang LIU

    Completed Time: November, 2011

     

    Project: Research on Higher Education Funding (Advisory) Committee – International Comparison of Relevant Institutions in India, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong

    Fund Source: Ministry of Education, CHINA

    Principle Investigator: Prof. Wenli, LI & Dr. Qiang LIU

    Time: July, 2010

     

    Project: Outline of China Postdoctoral Work during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan

    Fund Source: Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, CHINA

    Principle Investigator: Dr. Deshang FAN

    Time: May – October 2010

     

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    ACADEMIC MONOGRAPH:

    Qiang Liu. (2013). Private Schools for Low-Income Families in Rural Gansu Province, China [M]. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.

    Qiang Liu & James Tooley. (2013). The New Sunrise Industry: Private Education in China [M]. Beijing: Economy and Management Publishing House.

     

    SELECTED ACADEMIC PAPERS:

    Baocun Liu & Qiang Liu. (In Press). Internationalization of Chinese Higher Education in the era of Globalization: Student Mobility Between China and the Globalized World. IN S. Guo & Y. Guo (eds.). Spotlight on China [M]. Sense Publisher.

    Qiang Liu & Ruichang Ding. (Forthcoming). An International Comparative Analysis of Intergenerational Education Mobility Based on Empirical Data from the First Survey of Adult Skills, 2013. Frontiers of Education in China. Springer & Higher Education Press.

    Qiang Liu, Pengfei Pan, & Yuqing Wang. (2015). University Rankings by Subject in the Revolution - Latest Trend and Reflection of QS World University Rankings by Subject. Comparative Education Review, Vol. 12, pp. 35-41.

    Qiang Liu, Ruichang Ding. (2015). Empirical Studies on the Competences Cultivation of Chinese Postgraduates Majoring in Comparative Education: Ideality and Reality. Comparative Education Review, Vol. 11, pp. 23-28.

    Baocun, Liu, Qiang Liu, & Xiaoli, Jing. (2015). Priority Agenda and Prospects of APEC in Education Field. Comparative Education Review, Vol. 2, pp. 1-7.

    Qiang Liu, & Xiaoli, Jing. (2015). Looking forward to “One Belt One Road” to blaze new trails in international education. China Scholars Abroad, Vol. 10, pp. 10-13.

    Qiang Liu & Ruichang, Ding. (2014). Literature Review on Tuition Pricing Theories of Postgraduate Education. Academic Degree and Graduate Education, Vol. 9, pp. 53-57.

    Qiang Liu, Ruichang, Ding & Xiujuan Wei. (2014). Main Characteristics and Basic Reform Trend of High School Entrance Examination in Major Countries and Areas. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol 32, pp. 21-23.

    Qiang Liu & Ruichang, Ding (2014). Impacts of SSCI on the Academic Research of Chinese Scholars: Taking Education Discipline as an Example. Comparative Education Review, Vol. 7, pp. 87-92.

    Ruichang, Ding & Qiang Liu. (2014). Analysis on Finnish Educational Quality Monitoring system, Comparative Education Review, Vol. 9, pp. 54-58.

    Qiang Liu & Ruichang, Ding (2013). In-Depth Analysis on QS University Rankings System. Comparative Education Review, Vol. 3, pp. 44-50.

    Qiang Liu & Ruichang, Ding (2013). Analysis of Introduction of International Talents of World Leading Universities in US. Journal of World Education, Vol. 1, pp. 36-41.

    Wenli, Li & Qiang Liu (2013). Educational Measurement. In: X.M. Chen (Ed.), Education Research Method. Beijing: Educational Science Publishing House, pp. 101-135.

    Qiang Liu (2012). Status Quo of Students’ Creativity and Its Influential Factors – Based on the Analysis of Relevant Data from “an Investigation into the Development of University Students in the Capital” in 2010. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 32, pp. 29-32.

    Wenli, Li, Yanqing, Ding, Qiang Liu, Lei Guan. (2012). Literature Study on Educational Expenditure Statistics Norms of International Organizations. In: 2011 China Educational Economic Review. Beijing: Educational Science Publishing House.

    Qiang Liu (2011). International Comparative Study of Graduate Education Fees. China Higher Education, vol. 20, pp. 53-54.

    Qiang Liu (2011). International Comparative Study of Higher Education Funding Allocation. Education and Vocation, Vol. 36, pp. 166-167.

    Wenli, Li & Qiang Liu (2011). Chinese Higher Education Finance: the Past, the Present and Perspective to the Future. In: 2010 China Educational Economic Review. Beijing: Educational Science Publishing House, pp. 72-98.

    Qiang Liu (2011). Educational Finance Research: A Historical Review. Productivity Research, vol. 12, pp. 289-292.

    Wenli, Li & Qiang Liu (2010). Chinese Higher Education Finance: changes over time and perspectives to the future. Beijing: Selected Papers of Beijing Forum 2010, pp. 350-384.

     

    SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

    1.        January 12, 2016: The First New Year’s Academic Forum, hosted by Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University.

    2.        March 16-18, 2015: The first QS World University Rankings by Subject International Forum, hosted by QS and University of New South Wales, Australia.

    3.        March 3-4, 2015: APEC Higher Education Provider Mobility Workshop, hosted by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.

    4.        February 27-28, 2015: Higher Education in Transition: Perspectives from India and China, hosted by Institute of Chinese Studies, India.

    5.        November 3-6, 2014: Development of Local Universities’ Transformation: International Experience and Local Practice, hosted by National Academy of Education Administration, China and University Tampere, Finland.

    6.        September 25-27, 2014: The Third APEC Higher Education Cooperation Conference, hosted by Ministry of Education and Far East Federal University, Russia.

    7.        April 2013: 2013 AERA Annual Conference, hosted by American Education Research Association.

    8.        October 2011: International Conference on Investment of University’s Education and Development Strategy, hosted by Beijing Science and Technology University, China

    9.        March 2011: Financial Management and systems with Higher Education Institutions, hosted by Ministry of Education, China.

    10.    November 2010: Beijing Forum, hosted by Peking University and Beijing Municipal Government.

    11.    October 2009: School Development International Conference, hosted by Gray Matters Capital, India.

    12.    April 2008: 21st Century High-Level Education Forum, hosted by the China Political Consultation Committee, China

    13.    December 2008: 2008 High-Level Forum on China’ Privately-Funded Education: Innovative and Sustainable Development, hosted by Asia Education Forum, China

    14.    October 2007: The Fourth China Educator’s Conference, hosted by the Ministry of Education, China

     

    FULL CV:  Liu Qiang_CV20160228.pdf