The book on tertiary education in small states co-edited by the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education wins "best book" award
HKU and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) are delighted that the book Tertiary education in small states: Planning in the context of globalization has won the first place in the 2013 Best Book Award from the Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the US-based Comparative & International Education Society (CIES). The CIES, founded in 1956, is the oldest and largest body of its kind, and the award is a significant honor.
The book, edited by Michaela Martin and Mark Bray, originated in an IIEP Policy Forum within the framework of UNESCO’s World Conference on Higher Education. Following the Policy Forum, further papers were commissioned and the original papers revised. The authors of the 13 chapters include researchers, administrators and policy makers.
Raymond E. Wanner, Chairperson of the IIEP Governing Board, remarked that the close cooperation with a prestigious university is a “win/win partnership [that] helps IIEP maintain its academic rigor and intellectual credibility and helps the University of Hong Kong to enhance its international outreach; both go to the very heart of UNESCO's mission.”