Professor Dr. Jianxin Zhang is President of Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), the largest non-profit, non-government organization in the Asia-Pacific Region. She serves as Chief Expert of Yunnan Higher Education Evaluation Center (YHEEC), Director of Research Sector of Higher Education in the Research Institute of Higher Education in Yunnan University and Advisor of Council for CHEA (Higher Education Accreditation) International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA since 2012.
She gained her PhD degree in Higher Education at Peking University in China, her Master degree in Higher Education at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Switzerland. She was a visiting scholar in Asia-Pacific Program of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) of UNESCO.
She has been greatly involved in the practice and research of quality assurance. She organized over 20 on-site evaluations to higher education institutions and 2015 APQN Conference in China, designed the framework of program evaluation, conducted 3 workshops on external QA evaluators for NACTE and NAEAC in Pakistan, reviewed Fiji Higher Education Commission in the on-site review of Asia-Pacific Quality Register(APQR) as well as on-site review of CHEA/CIQG Quality Platform Review, observed in AUN Actual Quality Assessment at Program Level, presented in Asia-Pacific Sub-regional Preparatory Conference for 2009 World Conference on Higher Education and participated in International Forum for Education 2021 organized by East-West Center in USA. She has visited over 40 countries such as USA, Australia, Pakistan, Belgium and others on various academic assignments.
She has been teaching for over 30 years and supervised over 30 postgraduates. She presided and engaged in over 50 research projects both at home and abroad, e.g. “Survey on Chiba Principles” sponsored by UNESCO for APQN. She specializes in quality assurance, education management, internationalization of higher education, university culture, ethnic minority education and others. She has published 6 monographs, 4 translated books, 15 edited books and over 200 papers.
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