The Changing Academic Profession in Hong Kong

  • Gerard A. Postiglione
  • Jisun Jung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gerard A. Postiglione, Jisun Jung
      Pages 3-14
    3. R. Y. Chao Jr., Gerard A. Postiglione
      Pages 15-35
  3. Changing Academic Environment in Hong Kong

  4. Academic Profession in Hong Kong: International Comparative Survey

About this book


Hong Kong has arguably one of the best higher education systems in the world. At the heart of this system, and indeed of any system, is the academic profession. The Changing Academic in Hong Kong provides a convincing and multifaceted analysis of the professoriate. This book is essential for understanding Hong Kong's success--and it has lessons for a broader understanding of the academic profession.

Philip G. Altbach, Research Professor, Boston College


Gerard Postiglione and Jisun Jung has successfully pulled together a strong team of researchers making significant contributions to the debates of changing academic profession, especially as universities in Hong Kong are developing new performance indicators in response to the University Governance Review by Sir Howard Newby. This volume is timely and highly relevant to researchers, academics and policy makers in higher education with critical reflections on academic profession in Hong Kong.

Ka-ho Mok, Vice President, Lingnan University


 he one book that has presented a complete portrait of recent changes and challenges to Hong Kong’s academic profession –the book should be recognized as a classic.  

Futao Huang, Professor of Higher Education, Hiroshima University


Hong Kong's higher education sector is a microcosm of many of the world's other systems: intensely urban, experiencing significant transformation, attuned to rankings and peer comparison, watchful toward government intervention, anxious about funding, and always on the lookout for new performance indicators for faculty. Anyone interested in Hong Kong will find "The Changing Academic Profession in Hong Kong" a good read, but so will those of us concerned about trends, challenges, and possibilities at university systems in the rest of the world, particularly Asia.

William G. Tierney, University Professor, University of Southern California



Academic productivity trends Cross governance system Mainland China and Hong Kong Future direction academic profession Hong Kong Higher education governance in Hong Kong Hong Kong academic promotion system Hong Kong universities Hong Kong's academic profession Hong Kong's higher education landscape Issues in knowledge exchange academics Women leadership in Hong Kong universities mass higher education in Hong Kong

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard A. Postiglione
    • 1
  • Jisun Jung
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong

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