Professor Nian Cai Liu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

Nian Cai Liu is a Co-Investigator on CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme.

Nian Cai is Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. His research interests include world-class universities and research universities, university evaluation and academic ranking, and globalisation and internationalisation of higher education. He developed the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2003, which is now closely watched all over the world.

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CGHE publications

CGHE research projects

  • Local and global public good contributions of higher education: a comparative study in six national systems
  • Internationalisation of HE as a public good: a comparative study in four national systems

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