Sheng-Ju Chan (1971- )


Short Biography & Significant Contribution

Sheng-Ju Chan is a respected Taiwanese educator, researcher and scholar in the fields of higher education studies, education policy, international education and comparative education. He received his PhD in Education at the University College London in the UK in 2006.

Currently a professor at the Graduate Institute of Education at the National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan, Chan is also an administrator, serving as the Associate Vice-President for Research and Development at CCU. He is also Chief Executive Officer of the Master Program in Educational Leadership and Management Development, an international graduate program offered by CCU’s College of Education. Prior to these, he was a faculty member at National Chiayi University’s Graduate Institute of Educational Administration and Policy Development.

Chan’s work as an education scholar has focused on a range of areas, such as academic mobility, reforms in higher education governance, massification in higher education, and cross-border educational collaborations, among many others. While his work has placed special focus on Taiwan and East Asia, he has also done comparative studies on the Asia-Pacific and the UK. He has written over 40 articles published in notable journals such as the Asia Pacific Journal of Education and the Higher Education Policy; and has written and edited more than 15 books/book chapters. His most recent book publication is a co-edited volume entitled, Talent Competition and Circulation of Higher Education in East Asia (2016, Springer). A prolific researcher, he is also the recipient of over 20 research grants, the most recent one for a project that explores the regional integration movements in Asia and their implications on the spheres of politics, economy and education.

He has been invited as visiting professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (February 2012), as visiting researcher/research fellow at the University of Malaya, Malaysia (August 2014), and as honorary professor at the UCL Institute of Education, UK (December 2015 - July 2016). The expertise that Chan brings to Taiwan and East Asia’s practice and study of Education has earned him the Research Award from the Chinese Educational Academic Societies in 2011, and the Award to Excellent Talent from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology in 2014.   

Educational Background

PhD, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom (2002 – 2006)
MA, Graduate Institute of Comparative Education, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan (1998 – 2000)
BA, Department of Civic Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (1990 – 1994)

Professional Background

Deputy Dean for Research and Development, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (2016)

Professor, Graduate Institute of Education, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (2013 to present)

Chief Executive Officer, International Master Program in Educational Leadership and Management Development (2013 to present) 

Head, Division of Education and Training, Advanced Institute of Manufacturing with High-tech Innovation, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan (2013 – 2015)

Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Educational Administration and Policy Development, National Chiayi University, Taiwan (2006 – 2008) 

Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)

Comparative and International Education SocietyThe British Association for International & Comparative Education
Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong
Chinese Taipei Comparative Education Society 

Selected Publications

Chang, S.J. & Wang, R.J. (Eds.). (2016). Talent competition and circulation of higher education in East Asia. London and New York: Springer.

Chan, S.J. & Mok, K.H. (2015). The quest for entrepreneurial university in Taiwan: Policies and practices in industry-academy cooperation. In J.N. Hawkins & K.H. Mok (Eds.). Research, Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education (pp. 135 – 154). New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cheng, I.H. & Chan, S.J. (Eds.). (2015). International education aid in developing Asia: Policies and practice. London and New York: Springer.

Chan, S.J. & Liu, H.S. (2015). Financing higher education in Taiwan: Retrospect and prospect. Journal of Higher Education, 10(2): 1 – 29.

Chan, S.J. (2015). Massification of higher education in Taiwan: Shifting pressure from admission to employment. Higher Education Policy, 28(1): 17 – 33.

Chan, S.K. (2013). Between the east and the west: Challenges for internationalizing higher education in East Asia. In D. Neubauer, J.C. Shin & J.N. Hawkins (Eds.), The dynamics of higher education development in East Asia: Asian cultural heritage, western dominance, economic development, globalization (pp. 29 – 50). New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chan, S.J (2013). Internationalizing higher education sectors: Explaining the approaches in four Asian countries. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35(3): 316 – 329.

Chan, S.J. (2012). Shifting patterns of student mobility in Asia. Higher Education Policy, 25(2): 207 – 224.

Chan, S.J. (2011). Cross-border educational collaboration between Taiwan and China: The implications for educational governance. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 31(3): 311 – 323.

Chan, S.J. (2010). The convergence and differentiation of higher education: A comparison of Taiwan and Britain. Journal of Shandong University of Science and Technology, 12(4): 85 – 96.

Chan, S.J. & Lu, S.Y. (2009). Changes in British school institution: A case of trust school. Bulletin of National Institute of Educational Resources and Research, 41: 163 – 184.

Chan, S.J. (2009). International organizations in education. In S.K. Yang and F.J. Lee (Eds.). Comparative and international education. Taipei: Higher Education Publisher.

Chan, S.J. (2008). Exploring models of university governance. Journal of Education Research, 176: 79 – 90.

Chan, S.J. (2007). Economic analysis of educational policy: A perspective of efficiency. Journal of Education Research, 162: 46-60.

Chan S.J. (2007). Mergers in Taiwanese higher education: With special reference to the efficiency effects. Compare, 37(2): 257-258.


Created: 12/06/2016

Updated: 12/06/2016

Contributed By: Joclarisse E. Albia, University of the Philippines Los Baños