Postiglione, GA


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Emeritus Professor Postiglione, Gerard A 白傑瑞

Honorary Professor

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Emeritus Professor Postiglione, Gerard A 白傑瑞

Honorary Professor

Curriculum Vitae:

Also Cited As:
Postiglione, Gerry
Postiglione, G.
Postiglione, Gerard
Postiglione, Gerard A.
Postiglione, G.A.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1972The State University of New YorkB.S.
1980The State University of New York at AlbanyPh.D.

Gerard A. Postiglione is Emeritus Professor, Honorary Professor, former Associate Dean for Research and Chair Professor in the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Education. Professor Postiglione is coordinator of the Consortium of Higher Education Research in Asia.

His scholarship includes 20 books and over 150 articles and chapters. His books include: Crossing borders in East Asian higher education; Improving transitions: From school to university to workplace; The changing academic profession in Hong Kong: Governance, productivity, and global integration; Education and social change in China; China’s rural education in transition; Education, ethnicity, society, and global change in Asia; and, The handbook of education policy.  He is general editor of four book series and has been a member of 24 journal editorial boards.

His awards include: Outstanding Research Supervisor Award (The University of Hong Kong); Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellowship (Hong Kong Research Grants Council); Lifetime Contribution Award for Studies in Higher Education (Comparative and International Education Society); Two Best Book Awards (Comparative and International Education Society); and Fellow of the American Educational Research Association for his contributions to research. Professor Postiglione’s autobiography is published in Leaders in the Sociology of Education. In 2019, he co-received the China National Education Outstanding Achievement Award for Empirical Research. 

He has been a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, Department for International Development (UK), Institute of International Education (US), International Development Research Center (CA), Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the World Bank. He advised international foundations, including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching on the international academic profession. He was senior consultant to the Ford Foundation on educational reform and cultural vitality in China. His policy reports have been received by China’s National Reform and Development Commission, State Education Commission and Ministry of Education. His policy reports have been received by China’s National Reform and Development Commission, State Education Commission and Ministry of Education. 

In the media, he appeared on CNN and China’s CCTV, wrote for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications such as Science, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Shanghai Education, Times Higher Education, University World News, and he has written for Hong Kong’s English and Chinese language press. He was invited to brief the Office of the Secretary of the US Department of Education, was invited to the White House Rose Garden, and is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. He was invited to China’s Great Hall of the People to hear the president speak on the building of world-class universities. 

Professor Postiglione held visiting appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Yale University Council on East Asian Studies, Columbia University Institute for East Asian Studies, Stanford University School of Education, Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education, George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, New York University Steinhardt School of Education, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University. He is a member of the Council of the Southern University of Science and Technology’s Institute of Higher Education Research, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Education Group Holdings Limited.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2019-10-26National Education Outstanding Achievement Award in Empirical Research, Shanghai, China
Research Achievement
2006-12-01Award for Outstanding Research Supervisor, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2014-10-08Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellow, Research Grants Council
Research Achievement
2017-03-08Best Book Award, Comparative and International Education Society, Atlanta, USA
Research Achievement
2006-12-01Outstanding Student Research Supervisor Award: University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Research Achievement
2015-03-11Lifetime Contribution Award for Studies in Higher Education: The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 11, 2015
Research Achievement
2015-06-29Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellow (2015-2016): Universities Grants Committee
Research Achievement
2016-04-15Fellow for Excellence in Research, American Educational Research Association: American Educational Research Association, April 9, 2016
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1985 to presentMemberHong Kong Anthropological Society
1995 to present/approxMemberAsia Society - Hong Kong
1981 to presentMemberAmerican Educational Research Association
1997 to presentMemberHong Kong Sociological Association
1985 to presentMemberAssociation of Asian Studies
Founding member to presentMemberHong Kong Comparative Education Society
1980 to presentMemberAmerican Sociological Association
1983 to presentMemberInternational and Comparative Education Research Association
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
University graduate employment大學生就業問題
Sino-US relations in education中美教育關係
Sino-foreign cooperation in higher education中外合作辦學
Mass higher education in Asia東亞高教大眾化
Equity and social justice in higher education高等教育的公平與公正
Diversity and multicultural education多元化文化教育
Community college models社區書院模式
China’s world class research universities中國世界一流大學
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Putonghua英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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