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Keynote Speech

Keynote Speakers

* HERA 2020 postponed to May 26-28, 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic


Gerard A. Postiglione (The University of Hong Kong)

Geopolitics, disruptions and spillovers: East Asia higher education policy for a new era

Gerard A. Postiglione is Honorary Professor, Coordinator of the Consortium for Research on Higher Education. He was Chair Professor in Higher Education in the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has published 16 books and over 150 articles and chapters. Among his awards are: Outstanding Research Supervisor Award, Two Best Book Awards, Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellowship Award, Lifetime Contribution Award for Studies in Higher Education.



Futao Huang (Hiroshima University)

Academics’ Contributions to Higher Education and Society in Asia and Beyond

Dr. Futao Huang is professor at the Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Japan. Before he came to Japan, he taught and conducted research in several Chinese universities. His research interests include internationalization of higher education, the academic profession, and higher education in East Asia. He has published widely in Chinese, English and Japanese languages. He is editor of Higher Education Forum and member of Advisory Editorial Boards of Higher Education, Journal of Studies in International Education, Higher Education Research & Development, and International Journal of Educational Development, etc. Currently he is also guest professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University and adjunct professor of Zhejiang University, China.