The Program for Research on Private Higher Education
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Professor Fengqiao Yan

Affiliation: Graduate School of Education, Peking University (China)
Address: Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China

Yan Fengqiao, Ph.D., Peking University, is Professor in the School of Education, Peking University. He began to be interested in private higher education when involved in an institutional exchange program between University at Albany and Peking University in 2000. In Albany, he met Professor Levy and got to know more about his expertise and Ford-funded research project. Yan's keen interest in private higher education stems from a conviction that such education is crucial in relationship to China's evolving market economy. Yan is also keen to explore the many particular and fascinating phenomena in the Chinese private higher education niche. He will do so by drawing heavily on his academic background in organizational study. Since his return from Albany to China in 2001, Yan has been very happy that a few students at his university are choosing private higher education as their dissertation topic. Even though China is exceptional for the number of people who study private higher education, Yan believes he can play a key role in connecting such study to PROPHE and its international perspectives in ways that are mutually beneficial.

Publications available on this website

Organizational Diversity in Chinese Private Higher Education2011
China's New Private Education Law2003


Publications since 2010

Cai Yuzhuo and Fengqiao Yan (2011)“Organizational Diversity in Chinese Private Higher Education” in Pedro N. Teixeira and David D. Dill (eds.) Public Vices, Private Virtues? Assessing the Effects of Marketization in Higher Education, pp47-66, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Yan Fengqiao´╝î“Global expansion of private higher education and relevant policy issues: based on working papers of UNESCO higher education conference in 2009”, Educational Research, pp95-101, 2010, no. 4. in Chinese.

Yan Fengqiao, Lin Jing, “Commercial Civil Society: A Perspective on Private Higher Education in China”, Frontiers of Education in China, 2010. 5(4): 558-578. 

Other Activities since 2010

Research project titled “Academic profession in Chinese public and private higher education institutions”, sponsored by Ford Foundation. 2012-2014.

Research project titled “Agency, participative learning and multiple intelligence development: sustainable development of private higher education”, sponsored by Ford Foundation. 2010-2012.