Xin Xu is an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CGHE, Department of Education, and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.
Xin has strong research interests in higher education, internationalisation and globalisation, academic and research life, and research assessment and impacts.
Xin’s postdoctoral and doctoral research investigates the internationalisation and evaluation of humanities and social sciences research, with a focus on the influences of incentives for international publications in Chinese higher education. Xin has worked on CGHE’s Brexit, trade, migration and higher education project as a Research Associate.
Xin completed her DPhil in Education at the department as a Clarendon Scholar. Previously, she completed a BA in English Language and Literature with first-class honours at Tsinghua University, and received her MA degree in Higher Education with distinction at Peking University. She has also studied at Heidelberg University as an exchange student in English Language and Literature.
Xin’s full profile is available on the University of Oxford’s website.
Select recent publications
- China ‘goes out’ in a centre/periphery world: Incentivising international publications in the humanities and social sciences
Higher Education, December 2019
- Performing under ‘the Baton of Administrative Power’? Chinese Academics’ Responses to Incentives for International Publications
Research Evaluation, November 2019
- Incentivising international publications: institutional policymaking in Chinese higher education
Studies in Higher Education, October 2019
- How far has the state ‘stepped back’: an exploratory study of the changing governance of higher education in China
Higher Education, March 2019