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John Hawkins appointed to advise China on educational policy and planning

The professor emeritus of education joins East China Normal University in Shanghai, one of China's top research universities

John Hawkins

John Hawkins, professor emeritus of education.


John Hawkins, professor emeritus of education in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, has been appointed a Distinguished International Professor at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, one of China’s top research universities. He will advise ECNU's Collaborative Innovation Center for National Education Policy Making (CICNEP), a national advisory center to the Chinese government for educational policy and planning on a national scale, where he will provide support on regional development and international comparative analysis. 

The relationship between ECNU and UCLA has positioned both universities to have an impact on China’s continued higher education development, Hawkins said, adding that China’s education policies will have far-reaching effects beyond the nation’s borders due to the mobility and migration effects of its people.

Hawkins also serves as the co-director of the Center for International & Development Education at UCLA and co-director of the Asian Pacific Higher Education Partnership. He has co-edited several books on education in Asia, including “Higher Education Regionalization in Asia Pacific: Implications for Governance, Citizenship and University Transformation” and “The Dynamics of Higher Education Development in East Asia.”

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