Academic Ranking of World Universities

2019-10-15 07:00:00
8th International Conference on World-Class Universities, 15-17 October, 2019, Shanghai, China


Zhongqin Lin

Prof. Zhongqin Lin, is President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Lin received his Bachelor's degree in Naval Engineering from SJTU in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in Ship Structural Mechanics from SJTU in 1989.

His research interests in recent years include sheet metal forming, manufacturing quality control and process simulation technologies. Professor Lin has been in charge of more than 40 major projects sponsored by national “973” Program, “863” Program, the National Science Foundation of China as well as Industry projects. Professor Lin has received many honors and awards for his outstanding research achievements. These include 3 National Science and Technology Progress Awards, Award for Ten Elite Scholars of Science and Technology in Shanghai, The First Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Advancement Awards and the First Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Invention Awards, the First Prize of Science and Technology Advancement Awards for China’s Machine-building Industry,, the First Prize of GM Foundation Science and Technology Achievement Award, Chiang Technology Achievement Award, Prize for Scientific and Technology Innovation of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, China National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholar and Cheung Kong Scholar Achievement Award.

Professor Lin has also played a leading role in numerous professional organizations. He is a member of the standing committee of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Chairman of the Modern Design Methodology Society of Shanghai, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Automotive Engineering Society, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Mechanical Engineering Society and Vice Chairman of Shanghai Aviation Society.

He is also the editorial member of ASME Trans, JSME, International Journal of Sustainable Design, Journal of Plasticity Engineering, Forging & Stamping Technology, Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Machine Design & Research, etc.

He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of Collage of Engineering, University of Michigan. He is also a member of State Council Academic Degree Committee and a convener of Disciplinary Consultative Group for Mechanical Engineering. He is the Director of GM-SJTU Collaborative Research Laboratory in Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Baosteel-SJTU United Laboratory of AutoSheet Application Technology, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Digital Automotive Body Engineering as well as Advanced Manufacturing Process Center for Civil Aircraft of SJTU-COMAC and SJTU-Tangche Collaborative Laboratory of High-Speed Railway Vehicle Body.

George R. Blumenthal

Prof. George R. Blumenthal is UC Santa Cruz's 10th chancellor. He joined the campus in 1972 as a faculty member in astronomy and astrophysics and was named chancellor on September 19, 2007, after serving as acting chancellor for 14 months. Chancellor Blumenthal serves widely on many governing boards, including as vice chair of the California Association for Research in Astronomy, which oversees the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. In 2017, he was appointed to a seat on the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He is also a board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

Prof. Blumenthal earned his bachelor of science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Ph.D. in physics at the University of California, San Diego. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in astrophysics and leadership in higher education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Christine Clerici

Prof. Christine Clerici has been president of Paris-Diderot University since May 2014. She is appointed member of the College of Ethics of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation by Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, in May 2018.

Holder of A doctoral dissertation obtained in 1984, Prof. Christine Clerici supported a doctorate in science at Paris 12 University in 1990. After a medical specialization in pneumology, she became a hospital practitioner in functional explorations. Appointed professor of physiology in 1995, it is in 2002 that she joined the Faculty of Medicine of Paris Diderot.

From 2005, Prof. Christine Clerici directs the department of physiology-functional explorations adults and children of the hospitals Bichat and Louis-Mourier. In 2009, she was in charge of the Ph.D. in Cellular Physiology Physiopathology of the Master of Health and the Master of Epithelia specialty: interface structure of the Paris 7 University.

First elected to the Board of Directors of Paris-Diderot in 2008, Prof. Christine Clerici then served as health delegate to the President and delegate of Paris-Diderot to inseam from 2009 to 2011. In March 2012, she is elected vice-chair of the board of directors. In this capacity, she has been acting director of Paris 7 University since October 2013 and was elected president in May 2014.

Bernhard Eitel

Prof. Bernhard Eitel, a geographer, is the Rector of Heidelberg University. He represents the university both internally and externally and exercises the university’s domiciliary rights.

Prof. Eitel studied geography and German studies at Karlsruhe University (TH). After earning his doctorate and habilitating at the University of Stuttgart, the scientist accepted a professorship at the University of Passau in 1995. In 2001 he was appointed professor of physical geography at Heidelberg University after turning down appointments at the universities of Göttingen and Bayreuth. Prof. Eitel is a member of a number of academic organisations and received an honorary doctorate from the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) for his research in the field of geomorphology.

Prior to his initial election to the post of Rector of Heidelberg University in 2007, Prof. Eitel was already involved in various areas of academic self-administration. He was re-elected to a second six-year term at the helm of Ruperto Carola, which started in 2013. From 2012 to 2014, Prof. Eitel served as spokesperson for German U15, an association of research-intensive and internationally visible universities with medical faculties in Germany.

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Prof. Feridun Hamdullahpur is the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo. Hamdullahpur was named the seventh president of the University of Waterloo in March 2011. Hamdullahpur attended the Istanbul Technical University earning his undergraduate degree and his master's in mechanical engineering. He moved to Canada to do a PhD at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, which is now part of Dalhousie University.

Prior to being appointed President, Prof. Hamdullahpur was Waterloo's Vice President Academic and Provost, a role which he held for just over a year before being appointed interim President. Prior to this, Hamdullahpur held various roles at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Susan Herbst

Dr. Susan Herbst was appointed as the 15th President of the University of Connecticut by its Board of Trustees. She is the first female president of the University, which was founded in 1881. Prior to her appointment at UConn, President Herbst served as executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of the University System of Georgia, where she led 15 university presidents and oversaw the academic missions for all 35 public universities in Georgia.

Before arriving in Georgia, she was provost and executive vice president at the University at Albany (SUNY), and also served as officer in charge of the university from 2006 to 2007. Herbst received her B.A. in Political Science from Duke University in 1984, and her Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles in 1989. Herbst spent 14 years at Northwestern University, joining the faculty in 1989 and serving until her departure to Temple in 2003. At Northwestern she held a variety of positions including professor of political science and chair of the department.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Prof. Pradeep K. Khosla became UC San Diego’s eighth Chancellor on August 1, 2012. As UC San Diego’s chief executive officer, he leads a campus with more than 35,000 students, six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions, and five graduate and professional schools.

Prof. Khosla is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Society for Engineering Education. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence and the Indian Academy of Engineering. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science.

Prof. Khosla is also the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership, teaching, and research, including the 2012 Light of India Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the George Westinghouse Award for contributions to improve engineering teaching. In 2012, he was named as one of the 50 most influential Indian-Americans by SiliconIndia.

Henk Kummeling

Henk Kummeling has served as Utrecht University's Rector Magnificus since 1 June 2018. Kummeling studied law in Nijmegen, where he also obtained his doctoral degree in 1988. In 1994, he was appointed Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Tilburg University. He has been a Professor at Utrecht University since 1995 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance from 1 September 2008 until 1 September 2014. In 2015, the Executive Board appointed him a Distinguished Professor of Utrecht University for his outstanding academic record.

Between 2002 and 2006, Kummeling chaired the committee that introduced the 'Utrecht teaching model'. He has lectured in China, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Suriname and South Africa. Law students in Utrecht and Tilburg have elected him 'lecturer of the year' on numerous occasions.

Peretz Lavie

Prof. Peretz Lavie is the 16th president of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, having taken the position on 1 October 2009. He is an expert in the psychophysiology of sleep and sleep disorders, heads the Technion Sleep Laboratory and holds the André Ballard Chair in Biological Psychiatry. Between 1993 and 1999 he served as dean of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and between 2001 and 2008, as the Technion’s vice president for resource development and external relations.

Prof. Lavie received his formal training in Sleep research and Sleep medicine at the University of Florida and at the University of California San Diego, and was a visiting professor at Harvard University in Boston. In 1975 he joined the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he founded the Sleep Research Laboratory and the Center for Sleep Medicine.

Prof. Lavie is considered one of the founders of sleep medicine. He published more than 400 scientific articles and eight books in the field of sleep research and sleep disorders. His book “The Enchanted World of Sleep” has been translated into 15 languages. His research has won many prizes, including the Elkeles Prize from the Keren Kayemet LeIsrael for the best medical scientist (2001), the University of Pisa Sleep Award to Best Sleep Researcher in Europe (2004), the American Society of Sleep Research William Gruen Prize for innovative research (2006), and the EMET prize in medicine (2006), the most prestigious prize for academic achievements in Israel.

Santa J. Ono

Prof. Santa J. Ono was installed as the 15th president and vice-chancellor of the University of British Columbia on November 22, 2016.

As a professor of medicine and biology, Prof. Ono has worked at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University College London, and Emory universities. He was also inducted by Johns Hopkins into its Society of Scholars, which honours former faculty who have gained distinction in their fields. He has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors, USA.

As a university administrator, Prof. is also known for his vision beyond the laboratory. He was the first Asian-American president of the University of Cincinnati when he was appointed in 2012. Previously, he served as the University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to his recruitment to the University of Cincinnati, Prof. Ono was Senior vice Provost and Deputy to the Provost at Emory University.

John D. Simon

Prof. John D. Simon, Lehigh’s 14th president, is an internationally renowned chemist and highly respected leader in higher education. During his time at Lehigh, Simon has worked to raise the university’s national profile, strengthen and grow its research infrastructure, expand its global programs and build on its long, proud legacy of success in teaching, research and service.

Previously, Prof. Simon served as vice-provost for academic affairs at Duke University from 2005 to 2011. During his time at Duke, he guided the university’s strategic planning process and drove initiatives aimed at connecting the humanities, social sciences and sciences. He was chairman of Duke’s department of chemistry from 1999-2004 and also held appointments in the Duke University Medical Center in both biochemistry and ophthalmology.

Prof. Simon received his B.A. from Williams College in 1979 and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1983. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA, Prof. Simon joined the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California San Diego in 1985 and then moved to Duke University as the George B. Geller Professor in 1998.

Satish K. Tripathi

Prof. Satish K. Tripathi is an Indian-American computer scientist and academic administrator. He is the president of the University at Buffalo (UB), part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Previously he served as Provost of University at Buffalo from 2004 to 2011. From 1997-2004, Tripathi served as dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California-Riverside, CA. Tripathi grew up in India and came to the United States in 1978. He was a faculty member for many years at the University of Maryland where he also served as department chair of the Computer Science department. During his tenure as UB provost, he secured important partnerships in India. He has made scholarly contributions to the field of computer science and is an author or co-author on more than 200 papers. He serves as the first international-born president of the University at Buffalo.

Kim A. Wilcox

Prof. Kim A. Wilcox is the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. He was appointed on August 8, 2013 and began the position on August 19, 2013. He was previously at Michigan State University where he served for eight years as provost, executive vice president and professor of communicative sciences and disorders.

Since the beginning of 2013, Prof. Wilcox has been on leave to serve with the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, a Washington-based nonprofit coalition of U.S. and African universities, public companies and private organizations whose mission is to advocate for, and facilitate the creation of, a more sustainable agricultural future for Africa.

Prof. Wilcox graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech sciences in 1976, and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in speech and hearing science from Purdue University in 1978 and 1980, respectively.

Randy Woodson

Dr. Randy Woodson became North Carolina State University’s 14th chancellor in April 2010. Woodson leads the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and a $1.5 billion budget. Under his leadership, the university created and implemented The Pathway to the Future strategic plan that has elevated NC State’s recognition among the nation’s top public research universities.

A nationally recognized scholar and academic leader, Chancellor Woodson came to NC State having most recently served as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Purdue University. An internationally-renowned plant molecular biologist specializing in reproductive processes in agricultural crops, he earned his undergraduate degree in horticulture from the University of Arkansas and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant physiology from Cornell University.

Mark S. Wrighton

Prof. Mark Stephen Wrighton is an American academic and chemist, and the current chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. Wrighton earned his BS degree with honors in chemistry from Florida State University in 1969. While at Florida State, he studied under Professor Jack Saltiel and upon graduation received the Monsanto Chemistry Award for outstanding research.

Prof. Wrighton did his graduate work at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) under Professors Harry B. Gray and George S. Hammond, receiving his PhD there in 1972. His doctoral dissertation was on “Photoprocesses in Metal-Containing Molecules.” Based on his research accomplishments, Wrighton was named the first recipient of the Herbert Newby McCoy Award at Caltech.

Prof. Wrighton started his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1972 as assistant professor of chemistry. He was appointed associate professor in 1976 and professor in 1977. From 1981 until 1989 he held the Frederick G. Keyes Chair in Chemistry. In 1989 he was appointed the first holder of the Ciba-Geigy Chair in Chemistry. He was Head of the Department of Chemistry from 1987-90 and became Provost of MIT in 1990, a post he held until the summer of 1995.

Eve M. Duffy

Dr. Eve M. Duffy is the Associate vice Provost for Global Affairs and oversees the strategy and operations of Duke’s Office of Global Affairs. She is an adjunct associate professor of History at Duke. She joined Duke in September of 2013 as the senior program coordinator and director of what was then called the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. She came to Duke from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where she directed the College of Arts and Sciences’ Public Humanities program.

Zhanjiang Liu

Prof. Liu is the vice president for research of Syracuse University. Liu comes to Syracuse from Auburn University, where he has served as associate provost and associate vice president for research since 2013 and as a member of the faculty in the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences since 1995. Liu was a founding member of Auburn’s Cell and Molecular Biosciences Program and has served as director of its Aquatic Genomics Unit since 2000.

Prof. Liu earned a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology and an M.S. in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul; and a bachelor’s degree in plant protection from Northwestern Agricultural University, Shaanxi Province, China. He was elected as an AAAS Fellow in 2007, and a fellow of the World Aquaculture Society in 2017.

Amin Yousef Noaman

Prof. Amin Yousef Mohammad Noaman is the vice president for development of King Abdulaziz University. He was awarded the "Motivational leader of the year 2018" award by Leadership Management International, Saudi Arabia & GCC. He earned his Bachelor degree from Computer Science, Science, King Abdulaziz University and his Master degree from Software Engineering, School of Computer Science, McGill University. In 1999, he was awarded doctorate degree from Data Warehousing, Computer Science, University of Manitoba.

Niancai Liu

Prof. Niancai Liu took his undergraduate study in chemistry at Lanzhou University of China. He obtained his doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. He moved to the field of educational research in 1999, before which he was a professor in polymer science and engineering.

Prof. Liu is currently the Director of the Center for World-Class Universities and the Dean of Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His current research interests include world-class universities and research universities, university evaluation and ranking, research evaluation and science policy, globalization and internationalization.

Prof. Liu has published extensively in both Chinese and English. His latest books include “How World-Class Universities Affect Global Higher Education: Influences and Responses” and "Paths to a World-Class University: Lessons from Practices and Experiences". The Academic Ranking of World Universities, an online publication of his group, has attracted attentions from all over the world.

Prof. Lis has been enthusiastic in professional services. He is one of the vice-chairmen of “IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence”. He is on the editorial/advisory boards of several international journals including Scientometrics, Research Evaluation. He was a guest editor for the September 2011 issue of Chinese Education & Society.

William C. Kirby

William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is a University Distinguished Service Professor. Professor Kirby serves as Chairman of the Harvard China Fund, the University's academic venture fund for China, and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai, Harvard's first University-wide center located outside the United States.

A historian by training, Professor Kirby examines contemporary China's business, economic, and political development in an international context. He writes and teaches on the growth of modern companies in China (Chinese and foreign; state-owned and private); Chinese corporate law and company structure; business relations across Greater China (PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong); and China's relations with the United States and Europe. He has authored or co-authored more than fifty HBS cases on business in China, ranging from start-ups to SOEs; agribusiness and middle-class consumption; banking and microfinance; healthcare and education; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; and the global strategies of Chinese firms. His current projects include case studies of trend-setting Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China, Europe, and the United States. His most recent book is Can China Lead?

Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Director of the ESRC/OFSRE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), and Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education.

CGHE is a research partnership of six UK and eight international universities with $8.5 million in funding for 16 projects on global, national and local aspects of higher education. Simon’s research is focused primarily on global and international higher education, higher education in East Asia, and higher education and social inequality. He is currently preparing an integrated theorization of higher education. In 2014 he was the Clark Kerr Lecturer on Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and received the Research Achievement Award at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. His scholarship is widely published and cited (Google h-index 61 in November 2018). His recent books include The Dream is Over: The crisis of Clark Kerr’s California Idea of Higher Education (University of California Press, 2016), Higher Education and the Common Good (Melbourne University Publishing, 2016). Higher Education in Federal Countries, edited with Martin Carnoy, Isak Froumin and Oleg Leshukov (Sage, 2018) and High Participation Systems of Higher Education, edited with Brendan Cantwell and Anna Smolentseva (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Marijk van der Wende

Marijk van der Wende is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Higher Education at Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. Her research focuses on the impact of globalization and internationalization on higher education systems, institutions, curricula, and teaching and learning arrangements.

She is also an affiliate faculty and research associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California Berkeley and Guest Professor and member of the International Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Education Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

She is a member of the Academia Europaea (the Academy of Europe) and has been a chair and member of numerous national and international advisory committees and editorial boards.

Previously she held full professorial positions at CHEPS, University of Twente (2001-2016), VU University Amsterdam (2006-2015), and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Graduate School of Education), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Center for World-Class Universities and Graduate School of Education), the University of California Berkeley (Center for Studies in Higher Education), and Boston College (Centre for International Higher Education).

She served as Dean of Graduate Studies at Utrecht University (2015-2017), Founding Dean of Amsterdam University College (2007-2015), President of the programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) of the OECD (2005-2011), member of the Higher Education Authority Ireland (2011-2015), the Scientific Board of the Dutch Military Academy (2007-2013), and worked at NUFFIC (the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education) (1992-1998), the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) in Brussels (1994-1998), and in school education in France and the Netherlands (1980-1990).

Marijk holds BA degrees in teaching and pedagogy, and MA and PhD degrees in educational sciences, from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Utrecht respectively.

Futao Huang

Prof. Futao Huang is currently Professor of the Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan. His major research fields include university curricular development, internationalization of higher education, and a comparative study of higher education in East Asia. Since later 1990s, he has published widely in Chinese, English and Japanese languages in many international peer-reviewed journals, including Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Higher Education Policy and Management, Journal of Studies in International Education. In recent years, he has been invited to make speeches at various international conferences organized by the UNESCO, OECD, EUA, DAAD, German Rectors Conference, Nuffic, NSF and many universities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Jamil Salmi

Dr. Jamil Salmi is a global tertiary education expert providing policy advice and consulting services to governments, universities, professional associations, multilateral banks and bilateral cooperation agencies. Until January 2012, he was the World Bank’s tertiary education coordinator. He wrote the first World Bank policy paper on higher education reform in 1994 and was the principal author of the Bank’s 2002 Tertiary Education Strategy entitled “Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education”. In the past twenty years, Dr. Salmi has provided advice on tertiary education development, financing reforms and strategic planning to governments and university leaders in about 90 countries all over the world.

Dr. Salmi is a member of the international advisory board of several universities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. He is also a member of the International Advisory Network of the UK Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, and the CHEA International Quality Group Advisory Council. Between 2008 and 2011, he represented the World Bank on the Governing Board of the International Institute for Educational Planning. Dr. Salmi is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the Diego Portales University in Chile.

Dr. Salmi’s 2009 book addresses the “Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities”. His latest book, co-edited with Professor Phil Altbach, entitled “The Road to Academic Excellence: the Making of World-Class Research Universities”, was published in September 2011.

Ying Cheng

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 obtained his bachelor degree in Polymer Science and his doctoral degree in Higher Education, both from SJTU. Then he did his postdoctoral studies at the Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques in Paris. His current research interests include the university ranking and performance indicators. 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. He conducted the first Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China in 2011, first Ranking of Macedonian Higher Education Institutions in 2012, and Best Chinese Universities Ranking in 2015. He was on the Steering Board of U21 Rating of National Tertiary Education Systems, the first ranking of national higher education systems.

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