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    Currently, Jie is working on the project of UK-ASEAN Partnerships and Exchanges Baseline Research (UK-ASEAN PEER). In this project, she contributes to work packages on both transnational education arrangements and research collaborations between the UK and 15 East Asian countries and territories. 

    Prior to joining Coventry University, Jie worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Education in Xiamen University, where she contributed to the National University Undergraduate Education and Teaching Quality Report (2019), and the project of Supervisor-Postgraduate Relationships in China.

    Jie's doctoral research critically explores the relations between institutional discourses and individual understandings in imagining what-is (and what could-be) sustainable international partnership in higher education in the UK and China. It examined how particular understandings of sustainable partnerships and internationalisation are narrated, represented and legitimised across and within the UK and China, and what are the alternatives to move beyond pre-constructed imaginaries of sustainable international partnerships in higher education.

    Research Interests

    My research centres on internationalisation of higher education, with a geographical focus on the UK and East Asia.

    I have been interested and involved in three research topics:

    1. the constructions of sustainable international partnerships in higher education and the role of strategy in shaping different constructions
    2. the landscape of UK-East Asia transnational education and research partnerships and how this informs the future partnership building
    3. China’s internationalisation strategies and practices and how this affects the inclusion, diversity, and quality of higher education within the country

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, Doctorate, University of Hull

    22 Sep 201427 Feb 2019

    Award Date: 27 Feb 2019

    Higher Education, MA, Xiamen University

    1 Sep 201130 Jun 2014

    Award Date: 30 Jun 2014


    • LB2300 Higher Education
    • Internationalisation
    • Partnerships
    • Mobility
    • China
    • East Asia
    • UK


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