Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa 榮譽社會科學博士學位

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Prof Simon Marginson is the Professor of International Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University College London (UCL), and is one of the leading scholars in the world in the field of higher education studies. He has published research work in the topic areas of higher education and globalisation, higher education and social inequality, and international and comparative higher education. Moving between conceptual inquiry and qualitative research based on observation, he seeks to better elucidate higher education and thus to lead to better policy and practice.

As Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education, Prof Marginson spearheads 16 initial research projects in collaboration with about 40 scholars at five UK and eight international partner universities (including Lingnan University). He has written, co-authored and edited 25 books as well as over 350 journal articles, review essays and book chapters, and is one of the most cited researchers in the field. He draws on and integrates a wide spectrum of social science disciplines in his work, ranging from political economy and sociology, social and cultural theory, to history and political philosophy.

Prof Marginson has received multiple honours and awards in the course of his outstanding academic career. In 2014 he was the Clark Kerr Lecturer on Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley, and he won the Distinguished Research Award from the Association for Studies of Higher Education in the US in the same year. He is a member of Academia Europaea, a Lifetime Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education in the UK, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia. As an expert in comparative education, he has been a visiting professor at institutions of higher learning in Japan and Russia.

Prof Marginson was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa by Lingnan University.



Prof Simon Marginson