Oleksiyenko, PA


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Dr Oleksiyenko, Peter Anatoly

Associate Professor
Director, Comparative Education Research Centre within the Faculty of Education

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of TorontoPh.D.

I am a higher education researcher. I contribute a synergy of unique cultural, theoretical and practical perspectives to studies in global higher education. I am currently conducting a comparative research on global competition and collaboration strategies of research universities in East Asia, Eastern Europe and North America. My comparative study on Sino-Russian competition and collaboration in the academic R&D was funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and I received the Early Career Award from the UGC in 2012. I also collaborated with the education research network of the UNESCO-Bangkok to contribute a number of cases on higher education transformations in Hong Kong. In 2014, on invitation of  a leading economist of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, I contributed my expertise to the Special Advisory Group for Education of the National Reform Council in Ukraine.

My research was essential in advancing a number of teaching innovations at the University of Hong Kong. In particular, I advanced opportunities for higher education policy studies by having launched the M.Ed. specialism in Higher Education (see the Fields of Studies), the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The specialism has been shaping competencies of higher education policy researchers, academic managers, and college teachers locally and globally. Between 2010 and 2015, more tha 120 specialists were trained. The M.Ed. Higher Education alumni hail from such countries as Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Japan, the US, and Uzbekistan. Several students were awarded prestigious scholarships to continue their doctoral studies at the leading universities in the USA. I had good feedback from my students for high teacher effectiveness in such courses as Organizational Theories and Strategies in Higher Education; Comparative Higher Education; Higher Education Leadership and Research Methods in Higher Education Studies. Moreover, I have had privilege to supervise doctoral students on projects related to: internationalization of Chinese research universities; internationalization of community colleges in Hong Kong; higher education innovation through international collaborations in Vietnam; quality perceptions of managers and students in community colleges of Hong Kong; public relations strategies of academics in Hong Kong, among others. 

I am also playing an active role in knowledge exchange in the Faculty and beyond. Thus in 2011, I co-founded the Community for Higher Education Research in Hong Kong (with more than 50 active members) and co-organized more than 40 research seminars (with 15 international guest-speakers) over the last four years. In 2015, I founded the Ukrainian Community for Higher Education Research (involving more than 70 local researchers).  I also promoted innovative policy ideas and practices on invitation of the HKU Summer Institute of Higher Education, the UNESCO Asia Pacific Education Research Institutes Network, and the Open Society Foundations' projects  co-sponsored with the national governments of Myanmar and Ukraine. 

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2018-09-012019 Best Book Award: SIG Study Abroad and International Students, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Routledge, London and New York
Research Achievement
2012-08-012012-2013 Early Award Career: University Grants Committee
Research Achievement
2016-03-01Best Research Article Award: Higher Education SIG, Comparative and International Education Society (Canada and USA)
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
08/2008 - presentMember; Board Member, Council of International Higher EducationAssociation for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
09/1997 - presentMemberUK-Ukraine Professional Network
01/2011 - presentMemberAmerican Educational Research Association
12/2008 - presentMember; Co-Chair, SIG Higher EducationComparative and International Education Society (CIES)
06/2008 - presentMemberCanadian Coalition for the Global Health Research
09/1996 - presentMemberNetwork of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe
08/2008 - presentMemberConsortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)
02/2012 - presentHonorable SecretaryComparative and International Society of Hong Kong
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Research universities in post-totalitarian and post-colonial societies後極權主義及後殖民地社會的研究型大學
Post-Soviet university transformations後蘇聯時代的大學政革
International student mobility學術與學生的流動性
Internationalization and international partnerships in higher education國際化及國際協作的高等教育
Global competition in higher education環球競爭與高等教育的國際協作
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Russian, Ukrainian英語、俄羅斯文、烏克蘭文
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Russian, Ukrainian英文、俄羅斯文、烏克蘭文
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