Qiang Zha
Qiang Zha
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education, York University
Chinese and East Asian higher education; international academic relations; global brain circulation; internationalization of higher education; globalization and education; differentiation and diversity in higher education; theories of organizational change; and liberal arts education in China and elsewhere
Qiang Zha is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, York University, where he served as the Director of Graduate Program in Education in 2017–20, and was appointed as a York University Provostial Fellow in 2021–22 to explore a model whereby liberal arts education could be reimagined and reinvented for the 21st century and in particular practicing such a model at York University. He now serves as an associate editor of Springer’s journal Innovative Higher Education and of Taylor & Francis’ journal Chinese Education & Society.

He holds a PhD (Higher Education) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and a MA (Comparative Education) from the Institute of Education, University of London. His research interests include Chinese and East Asian higher education, international academic relations, global brain circulation, internationalization of higher education, globalization and education, differentiation and diversity in higher education, theories of organizational change, and liberal arts education in China and elsewhere.

He has written and published widely on these topics in journals such as Compare, Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Higher Education in Europe, China Quarterly, Harvard China Review, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and as books or book chapters.