Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education

Aisi Li

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Aisi Li
Position:
Assistant Professor
Office Phone:
+7(7172)709355
Specializations:
Higher education
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Education:

DPhil in Educational Studies, University of Oxford, UK

MSc in Comparative and International Education, University of Oxford, UK

 

Courses taught at GSE:

  • EDHE 622 Comparative and International Education
  • EDHE 609 Introduction to Educational Leadership: Higher Education
  • EDHE 690 Thesis Seminar
  • EDUC 712 Education Reform and Policy
  • EDUC 740 Doctoral Seminar

 

Thematic areas of research specialization:

Higher education

Other cross-sectional issues in education

Research subthemes (within specializations):

Higher education: internationalization, governance and autonomy, leadership

Cross-sectional: educational reform and policy, knowledge production, public diplomacy, educational borrowing, history of higher education

Geographic areas of research specialization (countries): Central Asia, China, Europe

 

Funded Projects:

British Council Newton – Al-Farabi Researcher Links Workshop, PI, 2016,  £44,200, Newton – Al-Farabi Programme, UK and Kazakhstan

 

Publications and presentations:

Articles

  • Li, A (2014) Towards Building Direct Educational Partnership: the Foundation of Shanxi University in 1902, Frontiers of Education in China, Vol. 9 No.2 2014, pp. 188-210. DOI: http://10.3868/s110-003-014-0016-x
  • Li, A (2013) Historical Research in Comparative Education: A Discussion on Some Methodological Issues, Research in Comparative and International Education, Vol. 8 No. 1 2013, pp. 17-26. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2304/rcie.2013.8.1.17

Chapters in edited volumes

  • Li, A (forthcoming, May 2018) The Sovietisation of China’s Universities: An Experience of Shanxi University in 1950s. In A. Oleksiyenko, Q. Zha, I. Chirikov, J. Li (Eds.) Higher Education and Global Competition: China, Russia, and De-Sovietization Practices
  • Li, A (forthcoming, June 2018) Nurturing a Good Neighbour: A Review of Sino-Kazakhstani Higher Education Cooperation. In T. Savelyeva, G. Fang (Eds.). Sustainable Tertiary Education in Asian and Eurasian Contexts. Springer
  • Li, A (forthcoming) Comparative Education in Central Asia. In C.C. Wolhuter (Ed) Comparative and International Education: Survey of an Infinite Field. Emerald
  • Parmenter, L., Sparks, J., Li, A., Kerimkulova, S., Ashirbekov, A., Jumakulov, Z. (2016) Internationalizing the Curriculum in Kazakhstan: Creatively responding to change. In J. Gacel-Avila, E. Jones, G. de Wit (Eds.). The Globalization of internationalization: Emerging voices and perspectives. Routledge
  • Sparks, J., Ashirbekov, A., Li, A., Parmenter, L., Jumakulov, Z., & Sagintayeva, A. (2015) Becoming Bologna Capable: Strategic Cooperation and Capacity Building in International Offices in Kazakhstani HEIs. In The European Higher Education Area, Springer, 109-126. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20877-0_8
  • Li, A (2014) Afterward, In Eunice V. Johnson and Carol Lee Hamrin, Timothy Richard’s Vision, Wipf & Stock Publishers

Conference presentations

  • The Sovietisation of China’s Universities: The 1950s Experience of Shanxi University, Socialist Educational Cooperation with the Global South, May 11-12, Gießen, Germany
  • Higher education in Central Asia: A content analysis of abstracts from China’s CNKI database, CIES, March 25-29 2018, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education Curriculum in Kazakhstan: Three Case Studies, the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 24-25 March 2017
  • Opportunities on the Other Side of the Mountains: A Case Study of Student Mobility between China and Kazakhstan, CIES, March 5-9 2017, Atlanta, USA
  • Opportunities on the Other Side of the Mountains: A Case Study of Student Mobility between China and Kazakhstan, British Association for International and Comparative Education Annual Conference, Nottingham, 12-14 September 2016
  • Internationalisation and Regionalisation in the Emerging Economies: A Case Study of Student Mobility between China and Kazakhstan, the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 15-16 April 2016
  • Nurturing a Good Neighbour: A Review of Sino-Kazakhstani Higher Education Cooperation, the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong, 06-07 February 2015
  • Imposed Practice or Intentional Learning? The Founding of Shanxi University in 1902, presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference. The presentation was selected to participate in the New Scholars Workshop at the conference, Chicago, 01-05 March 2010
  • A National Reform? The First Ten Years of Shanxi University 1902-1911, presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, New York, 17-21 March 2008

Policy papers