Ruirui Sun is a doctoral student of the Department of Educational Policy & Leadership, State University of New York, University at Albany and Doctoral Research Associate at PROPHE. She received her M.A. in Economics of Education from Peking University and B.A. in International Economics from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. During her years of undergraduate and master studies, she participated actively in research programs, presented in conferences, published papers, and while worked as a student administrator.
Ruirui Sun currently continues her research interests in economic analysis and policy studies of post-secondary education and lifelong learning. Under her large research agenda, she is now focusing on researching 1) public policy and the private sector of higher education, 2) policy support and economic incentives for lifelong learning, and 3) the relationship between post-secondary learning patterns and labor market outcomes, in the U.S. and other countries, especially China, other Asian countries and OECD countries. Besides being Doctoral Research Associate at PROPHE, she is also working with Dr. Alan Wagner as Research and Teaching Assistant.
Sun, R. & Shi, Y.(2014). Public-Private Partnership Institutions and their Public Policy Environment: Independent Colleges and Sino-Foreign Joint Universities in China. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Conference for the Comparative and International Education Society, Toronto, Canada, March, 2014.
Sun, R. (2013). Lower Status of Private Higher Education Institutions in China: The Role of Public Policies. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Conference for the Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 2013.
Sun, R. (2012). National Policy toward Private Higher Education in China: Posture Changes and Differentiation. Paper presented at 2012 Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2012.
Cao, Y., Guo, J., & Sun, R. (2011). Private Higher Education in China: Market, Governance, and Quality Assurance. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Conference for the Comparative and International Education Society, Montreal, Canada, March, 2011.