Ying Cheng, Dr. is an Associate Professor and the Executive Director of Center for World-Class Universities at Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He entered SJTU in 1996. There he obtained his bachelor degree in Polymer Science and Engineering (2000) and his doctoral degree in S&T and Education Management (2007). From 2007 to 2008, he went to Paris as a postdoctoral fellow attached to Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) but conducted his studies at the Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques (OST).
His current research interests include the ranking, evaluation and classification of universities, and empirical studies of World-Class Universities. He is the co-editor of three books, including Path to a World-Class University (2010) and University Ranking: Internationalization and Diversification (2009, In Chinese). He has published dozens of research papers in English and Chinese journals such as Higher Education in Europe, Scientometrics, Journal of Higher Education (China) and Information Science (China). He has provided a couple of consultation reports on building up World-Class Universities to the Ministry of Education of China, some of them attracted a great deal of attention from various higher education stakeholders.
He is an active practitioner of university ranking exercise. He has been responsible for the annual update and new development of the Academic Ranking of World Universities since 2005.
Center for World-Class Universities ( CWCU )
Address: Graduate School of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China
Tel: 86-21-3420 5429 extension 22
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E-mail: ycheng at sjtu.edu.cn
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