Patterns and Dynamics in the International Research Collaborations: A Case of China-UK Collaboration Ties in Education Studies

20th January 2022 : 14:00 - 15:00

Category: Webinar

Speaker: Kexin Yu, University of Oxford

Location: Zoom webinar, registration required

Audience: Public

International research collaboration has attracted scholarly attention in the context of internationalisation in higher education and science.

In this session, Kexin will present a mixed study on the patterns and dynamics of China-UK research collaborations in education studies. She will examine the research activities at multiple levels in the two countries through perspectives of glonocal heuristic and a critical stance towards centre-periphery model. Based on the bibliometric data and interviews, her study present findings in the following aspects:

  • Trends and changes in the production volume of education publications
  • Distribution of first authorship of collaborated education publications
  • Profiles of citation origins in education publications
  • Funding sources of education publications
  • The initiation of education research collaborations and dissemination of research results
  • The distribution of responsibilities among collaborators
  • Challenges arising in collaboration process

Her study concludes that education research in ‘periphery’ countries is not necessarily conditioned or limited by ‘centre’ countries; national agency has the potential to combat the hierarchies in global social science practices. International collaborations can potentially enrich epistemic integration in global social theories.

This webinar is part of the free public seminar programme hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).