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    Jie is a Research Fellow 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. 

    Jie has developed a strong interest and expertise in inter- and transnational higher education. She is keen to explore different constructions of globalisation and internationalisation, and tensions and interactions of structures and agency across and within geographical contexts. Her 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.

    Currently, inspired by theories of space, network, mobilities and imaginaries, Jie is interested in looking at how mobilities of policy discourses shape national agendas on internationalisation of higher education in different geographical contexts; and how the space and mobility shape staff and students’ imaginaries of international education and thus their experiences.

    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.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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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