Dr. Alice Te
Dr. Alice Te received her PhD from the Faculty of Education from The University of Hong Kong. She is a part-time Lecturer of the Faculty of Education, HKU. She serves as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CHERA. Her research interest focuses on international students mobility, cross-border higher education, education policies in China’s Greater Bay Area. Her book “Choosing Chinese Universities: A Negotiated Choice for Hong Kong Students” was published by Routledge in 2022. She also serves as Vice President for Journal Publication and Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong Public Administration Association, and Managing Editor for Public Administration and Policy Journal by Emerald in U.K. She is the Director of Studies supervising DBA students of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David operated by Hong Kong Management Association, serves as examiner of the doctoral oral examination board. She also teaches Professional Certificate Course on Human Resource Risk Management and Governance.
Dr. Ying Ma
Dr Ma’s main research interests include student experience of higher education, graduate employment, elite programs in Chinese universities, international education (schooling), private tutoring and educational consulting. She has joined CHERA as a Postdoctoral Research Associate since August 2019, after finishing her PhD in sociology of education at the University of Hong Kong. She recently moved to the Institute of Higher Education at Fudan University as an Associate Research Professor. Dr Ma has published in well-regarded English- and Chinese-language academic journals such as Globalisation, Societies and Education and Tsinghua Journal of Education.
Dr. Qin Yunyun’s research areas include cross-border education; sociology of higher education, etc. Her dissertation (Building Cross-border Joint-universities in China: A Case Study of Organizational Dilemma) examines the interactions and dynamics between cross-border joint-universities and their social environment in the process of institutional transplantation and organizational adaptation. She is currently working on a longitudinal research on rural students’ social and academic experience in elite Chinese universities.
Dr. Nian Ruan
Dr. Nian Ruan is a research specialist at Shenzhen Technology University. Her research interests encompass higher education policies and leadership, intellectual leadership among women professors, Chinese international students’ mobility, and teaching and learning in higher education. She currently focuses on the intellectual leadership of early career academics and the development of Universities of Applied Sciences. Her articles have also been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Qualitative Research, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and Higher Education Quarterly. Her book “Women scholars in Hong Kong: In pursuit of intellectual leadership” was published by Springer in January 2024.