Dr OLEKSIYENKO, Anatoly
Dr OLEKSIYENKO, Anatoly
M.P.A. (Kyiv and Liverpool), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Specialism Coordinator, M.Ed. (Higher Education)
Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education
Tel: (852) 2241 5339
Location: Room 418, Runme Shaw Building
Areas of Expertise:
Higher Education Policy and Organization Studies; Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education; Strategic International Partnerships; International Student Mobility
I am a researcher of higher education policies and academic organization. I contribute a synergy of unique cultural, theoretical and practical perspectives to studies in global higher education. I am currently conducting a comparative research on global competition and collaboration strategies of research universities in East Asia, Eastern Europe and North America. My comparative study on Sino-Russian competition and collaboration in the academic R&D was funded by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and I received the Early Career Award from the UGC in 2012. I also collaborated with the education research network of the UNESCO-Bangkok to contribute a number of cases on higher education transformations in Hong Kong. In 2014, on invitation of a leading economist of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, I contributed my expertise to the Special Advisory Group for Education of the National Reform Council in Ukraine.
My research is essential in advancing a number of teaching innovations at the University of Hong Kong. In particular, I advanced opportunities for higher education policy studies by having launched the M.Ed. specialism in Higher Education (see the Fields of Studies), the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The specialism has been shaping competencies of higher education policy researchers, academic managers, and college teachers locally and globally. Between 2010 and 2015, more tha 120 specialists were trained. The M.Ed. Higher Education alumni hail from such countries as Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Japan, the US, and Uzbekistan. Several students were awarded prestigious scholarships to continue their doctoral studies at the leading universities in the USA. I had good feedback from my students for high teacher effectiveness in such courses as Organizational Theories and Strategies in Higher Education; Comparative Higher Education; Higher Education Leadership and Research Methods in Higher Education Studies. Moreover, I have had privilege to supervise doctoral students on projects related to: internationalization of Chinese research universities; internationalization of community colleges in Hong Kong; higher education innovation through international collaborations in Vietnam; quality perceptions of managers and students in community colleges of Hong Kong; public relations strategies of academics in Hong Kong, among others.
I am also playing an active role in knowledge exchange in the Faculty and beyond. Thus in 2011, I co-founded the Community for Higher Education Research in Hong Kong (with more than 50 active members) and co-organized more than 40 research seminars (with 15 international guest-speakers) over the last four years. In 2015, I founded the Ukrainian Community for Higher Education Research (involving more than 70 local researchers). I also promoted innovative policy ideas and practices on invitation of the HKU Summer Institute of Higher Education, the UNESCO Asia Pacific Education Research Institutes Network, and the Open Society Foundations' projects co-sponsored with the national governments of Myanmar and Ukraine.
- 2012 Early Career Scholarship (ECS) Award Holder, HKSAR Research Grants Council
- 2016 HKSAR Research Grants Council, General Research Fund (GRF) Award
2016 - 2019
De-sovietization of Higher Education: Legacy-Innovation Tensions and Cumulative (Dis)Advantages in Cross-Cultural Perspective (GRF, HKSAR Research Grants Council)
2013 - 2015
International Higher Education and Reconceptualization of Center-Periphery Legacies: A Comparative Study of Post-Soviet Transformative Trajectories and Challenges at Research Universities of Russia and Ukraine (HKU Faculty of Education Small Project Funding, HKD66,737).
2013 - 2014
Research Integrity Funding Scheme. (HKD$49,750, in collaboration with Dr. Estella Ma, Faculty of Education, HKU).
AERA Conference “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis”, (URC/CRCG – Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKD16,500).
2012 - 2015
Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Award for the Early Career Scheme (ECS) research grant application “Global Competition and Collaboration Strategies of Research Universities in China and Russia” (RGC, HKD$.674,100).
GRF Incentive Award for the research grant application “Higher Education and Global Cities: Comparing Resource Asymmetries and Cumulative Advantages in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Moscow” (UGC, HKD$21,000), 2011-2012.
2011 - 2013
The Engagement Imperative and Higher Education Policy Studies in Hong Kong and Mainland China: Comparing and Connecting Local, National and Global Perspectives. (Principal Investigator; RGC Direct Allocation Grant HKD$39,840).
55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society International Research Partnerships: Comparing Strategies of Flagship Universities in Canada, China, and Russia Global City as a Unit of Analysis in Research on the Internationalization of Higher Education (URC/CRCG - Conference Grants for Teaching Staff HKD$15,600).
2010 - 2013
Research Theme “Higher Education Partnerships” (Faculty of Education, HKD$20,000).
2010 - 2012
Strategic International Partnerships: A Comparative Perspective on Academic Roles and Responsibilities across Disciplines, Sectors and Jurisdictions in East Asia (Principal Investigator, HKU Seed Funding Program for Basic Research HKD$116,000).
54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES Conference 2010) Professional Education and Interdisciplinary Fields: The Role of Global Boundary Objects in the Emerging Open Systems of the Post-Soviet Academe Re-imagining graduate education for collaborative actions in response to global challenges: A Case-Study of the University of Hong Kong. (URC/CRCG - Conference Grants for Teaching Staff HKD$16,500).
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2016). Higher Education Reforms and Center-Periphery Dilemmas: Ukrainian Universities between Neo-Soviet and Neo-Liberal Contestations. In Joseph Zajda and Val Rust (eds.). Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Changing University Policies, Structures and Cultures for Global Research Partnerships: Academic Experiences in Canada, China, Russia and the USA, in Jennifer R. Olson, Heidi Biseth, Ruiz Guillermo (eds.) Educational Internationalisation: Academic Voices and Public Policy. Sense Publishers.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2012). "Glonacal" partnership strategies in Central Asia, in Bob Adamson, Richard Nixon and Feng Su (eds.), The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy. CERC Studies in Comparative Education, Vol. 31, Dordrecht: Springer.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2012). Resource Asymmetries and Cumulative Advantages in Regional Knowledge Systems: Exploring a University's Growth//Share Strategies. In Pinheiro, R., Benneworth, P. and Jones, G. (eds.). Universities and Regional Development: A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions. Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Collaborative Leadership in Global Health Partnership Strategies of Canadian Research Universities. in Miller, D. & Rivera, J. Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group.
Refereed Journal Articles
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Social Mobility and Stakeholder Leverages: Disadvantaged Students and “Important Others” in the “Glonacal” Construct of Higher Learning. Education and Society 33 (1):29-50. (James Nicholas Publishers, Rated A in Australia, international, externally refereed).
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly, and Yang, Rui (2015). Nix the BRICS? Competitive and Collaborative Forces in the Ostensibly “Blocalized” Higher Education Systems. Frontiers of Education in China, 10 (1):1-6. (SCOPUS, international, externally refereed).
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Internationalization Legacies and Collaboration Challenges: Post-Imperial Hybrids and Political Fallouts in Russian Higher Education. Frontiers of Education in China, 10 (1):23-45. (Special Issue: “BRICS and Changing Collaborative Paradigms”). Frontiers of Education in China (SCOPUS, international, externally refereed).
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2014). On the Shoulders of Giants? Global Science, Resource Asymmetries and Repositioning of Research Universities in China and Russia. Comparative Education Review, 58 (3):482-50 (SSCI; University of Chicago Press).
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2014). Reconciling tensions between excellence, access and equity in multilateral R&D partnerships: A Canadian collaborators’ perspective. Higher Education Policy. doi: 10.1057/hep.2014.5 (SSCI; International Association of Universities; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan)
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2014). Socio-economic forces and the rise of the world-class research university in the post-Soviet higher education space: The case of Ukraine. European Journal of Higher Education, 4 (3):249-265 (British Education Index; Routledge, Taylor and Francis).
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Opportunity structures and higher learning in a globally-connected place: tensions and ties between outbound and upward mobility. Higher Education, 66:341-356 DOI: 10.1007/s10734-013-9608-x (SSCI)
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Organizational legitimacy of international research collaborations: Crossing Boundaries in the Middle East. Minerva, 51 (1): 49-69. DOI: 10.1007/s11024-013-9221-2 (SSCI)
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly, Cheng, Kai-ming and Yip, Hak-Kwong (2013). International Student Mobility in Hong Kong: Private Good, Public Good or Trade in Services? Studies in Higher Education, 38 (7): 1079-1101. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2011.630726 (SSCI)
Sá, C.M and Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Between the local and the global: organized research units and international collaborations in the health sciences. Higher Education, 62 (3): 367-382. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-010-9393-8. (SSCI)
Jones, G.A. and Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). The internationalization of Canadian university research: A global higher education matrix analysis of multi-level governance, Higher Education, 61(1):41-57. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-010-9324-8. (SSCI)
Oleksiyenko, A. & Sá, C. (2010). Resource Asymmetries and Cumulative Advantages: Canadian and US Research Universities and the Field of Global Health. Higher Education, 59(3), 367-385. DOI: 10.1007/s10734-009-9254-5. (SSCI)
Jones, G.A. & Oleksiyenko, A. (2008). Exploring the Inter-relationships Among Federal, Provincial, and Institutional Policy in the Internationalization of Canadian University Research. Journal of Higher Education (Mandarin). Special Issue, vol. 29 (Oct. 2008), pp. 7-14. (Paper presented at the International workshop on "The Internationalization of Higher Education and Higher Education Reforms". Institute for Higher Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, November 4-6, 2008.)
Peer-reviewed Conference Papers and Presentations
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). What is Important to Know About Review in the SSCI Journals? 1st Annual Conference “Higher Education Reforms in Ukraine: Critical Issues in Legislative and Institutional Transformations”, Community for Higher Education Research, Ukraine. May 29, 2015.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Higher Education Transformations in the Ukrainian Higher Education. Ukrainian Community for Higher Education Research (UCHER), 1st Annual Conference, “Higher Education Reforms in Ukraine: Critical Issues of Legislative and Institutional Changes”, May 28-29, 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Do Research Universities Gain More From Global Competition or International Collaborations in Academic Sciences? Comparing Policies and Practices in Canada, China, and Russia. A High-Level Forum on Higher Education Innovation, China National Commission for UNESCO and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Shenzhen, PRC, May 2.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Between Competition and Collaboration: Synergies and Tensions in Research Universities. ASU Conference (Prof. Barry Bozeman’s Research Group): “Institutional Design Frontiers: Higher Education”, Arizona State University, April 9-10.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Global Competition, Local Collaborations: Open and Closed Academic Networks in China and Russia. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 59th Annual Conference, “Imagining a Humanist Education Globally”, March 8-13, Washington, DC, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2015). Academic partnerships in the Age of Globalization: Anticipated risks and cross-border collaboration. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 59th Annual Conference, “Imagining a Humanist Education Globally”, March 8-13, Washington, DC, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2014). Canada-China SCI and SSCI Co-authorship 1982-2012: Examining Fields, Networks and Institutional Collaborations. OISE-University of Toronto and Tsinghua University, International Conference: “Transforming Canada-China Educational Cooperation: Significant Legacies and Future Challenges”, Beijing, China, May 9-10, 2014.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2014). Center-Periphery Legacies and Status Anxiety: Comparing Higher Education Reforms and Hierarchies in Russia and Ukraine. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 58th Annual Conference “Revisioning Education for All”, Toronto, Canada, 10-15 March 2014.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Science-Policy Interfaces and Academic Boundary Spanners in a Global City: Can Internationalized Higher Learning Make Local Knowledge More Salient in Times of Crises? International Conference “Cities Learning Together: Conference Proceedings”. Melbourne, Australia: RMIT and PASCAL International Observatory, Hong Kong SAR, November 18-20, 2013.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Boundary-Crossing Experiences and Cumulative Advantages in Major Research Universities: Comparing Cases of University Executive Teams. International Conference: Talent Competition and Circulation in Asia: Education, Migration and Economy, Chinese Taipei Comparative Education Society, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, 18-19 October 2013.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly; Kai-Ming Cheng, Vivian Lee and Shuangyun Tang (2013). University and College Admission Policies and Practices in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Challenges in Moving from Secondary to Tertiary Education". UNESCO, Bangkok, October 17-18, 2013.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). University Strategies for International Academic Mobility in Hong Kong. 4th International Conference of Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers, Moscow, Russian Federation, 26-28 September 2013.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Academic Mobility and University Competitiveness: Comparing Patterns at Research Universities of China and Russia. World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 24 - 28 June 2013.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Up or Out? Exploring Opportunity Structures for Student Mobility in Hong Kong. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, April 27- May 3, 2013, San Francisco, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Why to Compare Reform Strategies in the Higher Education Systems of Russia and China? Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, March 10-15, 2013, New Orleans, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2013). Ukrainian higher education reforms: Who is in Charge? Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, March 10-15, 2013, New Orleans, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2012). Sravnitelnyi analiz mezhdunarodnykh partnerskikh strategij v issledovatelskikh universitetakh Kitaja i Rossiji. (Comparative analysis of international partnership strategies at Chinese and Russian research universities). III International Conference of Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers, October 19-20, 2012. National Research University of Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2012). Regional Partnerships and Resource Asymmetries: Comparing Universities’ Inter-organizational Alignment Strategies. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, April 13-17, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2012). The Ukrainian research university in light of the East Asian paradigm of global competitiveness in higher education. Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, March 22-27, 2012, Puerto Rico, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2012). The Cumulative Advantage Theory and the World Class University Movement. Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, March 22-27, 2012, Puerto Rico, USA.
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly (2011). Organizational Legitimacy of International Research Collaborations. ASHE Annual Conference, Higher Education: Meeting the Challenge of the Changing Future. November 16-19, 2011, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Social Responsibilities and Cost-sharing in Academic Research Partnerships: A Comparative Multi-level Analysis. AERA Annual Meeting, April 8-12, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2011, 13 p.
Oleksiyenko,.A. (2011). Global City as a Unit of Analysis in Research on the Internationalization of Higher Education. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 2011, 8 p.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Academic Partnerships in the Age of Globalization: Exploring Policies for Cross-Border Collaboration in Hong Kong. In Proceedings of the AC21 International Forum 2010 "Competition and Collaboration among Universities in the Age of Internationalization" (pp.186-206). Shanghai: Shanghai Jiao Tong Press.
Cheng K.M., Oleksiyenko, A. and Yip H.K. (2010). Impact of Financial Crisis on Higher Education: The Case of Hong Kong, UNESCO Regional Seminar on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Higher Education and the Use of ICT in Universities, Bangkok, 30 June - 2 July 2010, 2010, 13 p.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). The Search for Excellence in Self-Financing International Programs: Exploring the Governance Process and Responsibilities at Research Universities. Conference Proceedings of the International Symposium on Higher Education Quality Assurance, Macao, 7-10th November 2010, (pp. 322-339). Macao: Macao Polytechnic Institute.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). Universities and Regional Development in Central Asia: A Case of a Multilateral Partnership Strategy. The 24th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) "Effects of Higher Education Reforms", University of Oslo, Norway, June 9-12, 2010.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). From "Community Colleges" to "Private Universities": Reframing the Hong Kong Community College System. The 24th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) "Effects of Higher Education Reforms", University of Oslo, Norway, June 9-12, 2010.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). University-Industry Biomedical Partnerships: A Multilevel Stakeholder Management Approach. 2010 Annual Conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) "Higher Education: Engaging the Knowledge Economy", National Taiwan University, Taiwan, April 16-18, 2010.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). Re-imagining graduate education for collaborative actions in response to global challenges: A Case-Study of the University of Hong Kong. Paper for the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) "Reimagining Education", Chicago, USA, March 1-5, 2010.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). Professional Education and Interdisciplinary Fields: The Role of Global "Boundary Objects" in the Emerging Open Systems of the Post-Soviet Academe. Paper for the 54th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) "Reimagining Education", Chicago, USA, March 1-5, 2010.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2009). Global Health Partnerships: Resource Dependence and the Politics of the North-South University Collaboration. Presentation at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Charleston, South Carolina, US, March 24, 2009.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2008). The Changing Role of Institutional Mission Statements in Collaborative Strategy Planning at a Research Intensive University. Paper for the International Conference "Univer-cities: Translation, Languages, and Internationalization". University of Alicante, Spain. November 6-8, 2008.
Oleksiyenko, A. & Sá, C. (2008). Academic Roles and Strategies in Global Health: Comparing Canadian and US Universities. Paper for the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Jacksonville, Florida, USA. November 6-8, 2008.
Sá, C. & Oleksiyenko, A. (2008). Excellence Beyond Borders: Organized Research Units and International Collaborations in Health Sciences. Paper for the 21st Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers: "Excellence and Diversity in Higher Education. Meanings, Goals, and Instruments." Centre for Study and Research on Higher Education Systems, Pavia, Italy. September 11-13, 2008.
Oleksiyenko, A. (2008). Global Portfolios and Strategic International Partnerships: A Case -Study of the University of Toronto. The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of World Class Universities. Centre for World Class Universities and Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, PRC, October 31 - November 3, 2007.
2012 - 2015
Program Director, Masters of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
2011 - Present
Specialism Coordinator, M.Ed. (Higher Education)
2011 - 2014
Member, Management Committee, Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong
2011 - 2012
Chair, Faculty of Education Research Ethics Committee, University of Hong Kong
2005 - 2007
Member, OISE/UT Task Force on International Strategy
2003 - 2005
Member, U of T Centre for International Health HIV/AIDS Initiative-Africa Advisory Committee
2003 - 2004
Member, Organizing Committee, U of T President’s International Alumni Council
2001 - 2002
Member, Organizing Committee, University of Toronto Task Force on Internationalization and Strategic Partnerships
2000 - 2009
Research associate, post-doctoral research fellow, international research partnerships officer (University of Toronto)
1996 - 1999
Education programs director (Open Society Institute/Soros Foundations Network - Ukraine), Chair of the Board (Step by Step Program (OSI) in Ukraine and Soros International House - Kyiv (Ukraine)
1994 - 1996
Master's in Public Administration program coordinator (Institute of Public Administration and Local Government, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine/ National Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine)
Academic Community Service
2015 - Present
Founder and Member, Ukrainian Community for Higher Education Research
2011 - Present
Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2011 - Present
Co-Founder and Member, Community of Higher Education Research, Hong Kong
2009 - Present
Member, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
2008 - Present
Member, Association for the Studies in Higher Education (ASHE)
2008 - Present
Member, Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research
2002 - Present
Member, Canadian Society for the Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE)
1997 - Present
Member, UK-Ukraine Professional Network (UUPN)
1996 - Present
Member, Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee)