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Dr OLEKSIYENKO, Anatoly

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Dr OLEKSIYENKO, Anatoly

Ph.D. Theory and Policy Studies in Higher Education, University of Toronto

Associate Professor

M.Ed. (Higher Education) Coordinator

Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

Tel: (852) 2241 5339

Location: Room 418, Runme Shaw Building

Areas of Expertise:

Comparative and international higher education; policy analysis; academic leadership and organization; institutional research; globalization and internationalization

Areas of Expertise

Research interests: academic organization; institutional design; governance challenges; building research capacities in post-Soviet universities; de-Sovietization: legacy and innovations; intellectual communities and leadership; international status anxiety and mobility; competition and collaboration in higher education

 

Teaching and learning projects: (a) case-study methods, experiential learning, critical inquiry (on the basis of the M.Ed.-Higher Education, the first of its kind in Hong Kong (since 2010); (b) building a global cross-disciplinary network of university professionals; (c) stimulating innovation for open systems of higher learning and exchange.

 

Over the last eight years, more than 200 university specialists have developed skills for critical inquiry through the M.Ed. Higher Education. Our alumni hail from such countries as Australia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, the US, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Best performers have received prestigious scholarships for doctoral studies at the leading universities in Hong Kong, the UK, and the USA. 

 

Knowledge transfer projects: stimulating policy research and debates in communities of higher education research in Hong Kong and Ukraine;  promoting innovative practices through the HKU Summer Institute of Higher Education. 

Awards
  • 2012 Early Career Scholarship (ECS) Award Holder, Hong Kong Research Grants Council

  • 2016 Hong Kong Research Grants Council, General Research Fund (GRF) Award

  • 2016 Best Research Article Award, Higher Education SIG, Comparative and International Education Society (USA)

Projects

2016 - 2019

De-sovietization of higher education: Legacy-innovation tensions and cumulative (dis)advantages in cross-cultural perspective (Pricipal Investigator; Hong Kong Research Grants Council, GRF, HKD$576,800)

 

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 (Principal Investigator; HKU Faculty of Education Small Project Funding, HKD$66,737).

 

2013 - 2014

Research Integrity at the Faculty of Education, HKU (Co-Investigator; HKU Research Integrity Funding Scheme, HKD$49,750, in collaboration with Dr. Estella Ma, Faculty of Education, HKU).

 

2012 - 2015

Global competition and collaboration strategies of research universities in China and Russia (Principal Investigator; Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Award for the Early Career Scheme (ECS), HKD$674,100).

 

2011-2012

Higher education and global cities: Comparing resource asymmetries and cumulative advantages in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Moscow (Principal Investigator; RGC, GRF Incentive Award, HKD$21,000)

 

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).

 

2010 - 2013

Higher Education Partnerships (Principal Investigator; HKU Faculty of Education Research Theme Funds, 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).

Publications
Books

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Global mobility and higher learning. London and New York: Routledge

 

Oleksiyenko, A., Zha, Q., Chirikov, I., and Li, J. (eds.)(2018). International status anxiety and higher education: The Soviet legacy in China and Russia. Hong Kong: CERC/Springer.

 

Book Chapters

 

Oleksiyenko, A. and Li, J. (2018). Introduction: Soft/hard power engines of international status anxiety (pp. 1-52). In Oleksiyenko, A., Zha, Q., Chirikov, I., and Li, J. (eds.). International status anxiety and higher education: The Soviet legacy in China and Russia. Hong Kong: CERC/Springer.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Hybrid powers of Soviet internationalization: Chinese and Russian academics as legacy holders and hostages (pp. 133-162). Oleksiyenko, A., Zha, Q., Chirikov, I., and Li, J. (eds). International status anxiety and higher education: The Soviet legacy in China and Russia. Hong Kong: CERC/Springer.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Mitigating the legacy of international status anxiety: Concluding remarks on power (mis)alignments. (pp. 363-376). In Oleksiyenko, A., Zha, Q., Chirikov, I., and Li, J. (2018). International status anxiety and higher education: The Soviet legacy in China and Russia. Hong Kong: CERC/Springer.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2017). Enhancing university staff capacities for critical inquiry: Organizational change, professional development and cumulative powers in higher education (pp. 125-144). In Postiglione, G. and Jung, J. (eds.). The changing academic profession in Hong Kong. Cham: Springer. 

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2016). Higher education reforms and center-periphery dilemmas: Ukrainian universities between neo-Soviet and neo-liberal contestations (pp. 133-148). In Zajda, J. and Rust, V. (eds.). Globalisation and higher education reforms. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2015). Changing university policies, structures and cultures for global research partnerships: Academic experiences in Canada, China, Russia and the USA (pp. 7-24). In Olson, J.R., Biseth, H., and Guillermo, R. (eds.). Educational internationalisation: Academic voices and public policy. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2012). "Glonacal" partnership strategies in Central Asia (pp. 269-283). In Adamson, B., Nixon, R. and Su, F. (eds.). The reorientation of higher education: Challenging the east-west dichotomy. CERC Studies in Comparative Education, Vol. 31, Dordrecht: Springer.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2012). Resource asymmetries and cumulative advantages in regional knowledge systems: Exploring a university's growth/share strategies (pp. 161-178). In Pinheiro, R., Benneworth, P. and Jones, G. (eds.). Universities and regional development: A critical assessment of tensions and contradictions. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Collaborative Leadership in Global Health Partnership Strategies of Canadian Research Universities (pp. 379-394). In Miller, D. & Rivera, J. (eds.). Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters. Boca Raton, London, and New York: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group.

 

 

Refereed Journal Articles

 

Oleksiyenko, A., & Tierney, W. G. (2018). Higher education and human vulnerability: Global failures of corporate design. Tertiary Education and Management, (online first), https://doi.org/10.1080/13583883.2018.1439094

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Zones of alienation in global higher education: corporate abuse and leadership failures. Tertiary Education and Management, 1-13 (online first).

 

Ros, V., & Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Policy Misalignments and Development Challenges in the Cambodian Academic Profession: Insights from Public University Lecturers. Higher Education Policy31(1), 19-35.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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. 

 

Oleksiyenko, A. and Yang, R. (2015). Nix the BRICS? Competitive and collaborative forces in the ostensibly "blocalized" higher education systems. Frontiers of Education in China, 10 (1): 1-6.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2015). Internationalization legacues 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).

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2014). Reconciling tensions between excellence, access and equity in multilateral R&D partnerships: A Canadian collaborators’ perspective. Higher Education Policy, 28 (2): 197-214.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2013). Opportunity structures and higher learning in a globally-connected place: Tensions and ties between outbound and upward mobility. Higher Education, 66:341-356.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2013). Organizational legitimacy of international research collaborations: Crossing Boundaries in the Middle East. Minerva, 51 (1): 49-69. 

 

Oleksiyenko, A., Cheng, K.-M. and Yip, H.-K. (2013). International student mobility in Hong Kong: Private good, public good or trade in services? Studies in Higher Education, 38 (7): 1079-1101. 

 

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. 

 

Jones, G.A. and Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). The internationalization of Canadian university research: A global higher education matrix analysis of multi-level governanceHigher Education, 61(1):41-57. 

 

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. 

 

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, A. (2018). Cross-cultural catalysts in international academic partnerships: Canadian technical assistance to Chinese and Ukrainian universities. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, University of Regina, May 27-29.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Between tradition and modernization: Rethinking the role of research in the post-colonial university of Ukraine. 11th Biennial Conference of the Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA) “Education and School Progress: Insights from Comparative Perspectives”, 11-12 May.

 

Ros, V. and Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Cambodian lecturers’ conceptualization of academic excellence: Expectations vs. reality. 11th Biennial Conference of the Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA) “Education and School Progress: Insights from Comparative Perspectives”, 11-12 May.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Red globalization: The Soviet legacy of deconstruction in EurAsian higher education. 62nd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society "Remapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue", Mexico City, Mexico, March 25-29.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2018). Legacy-innovation tensions in post-Soviet higher education systems. 62nd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society "Remapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue", Mexico City, Mexico, March 25-29.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2016). Post-colonial university and dependence legacy: Challenges in de-Sovietization of the Ukrainian academe. The 29th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) "The University as a Critical Institution?", Queen's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 5-7 September.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2016). Philosophy of entrepreneurship in the management practices of Western universities: Schumpeter, Clark and Lang. The 2nd Annual Conference of the Ukrainian Community for Higher Education Research (UCHER 2016), Chernivtsi, Ukraine, 26-28 May 2016.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2016). Academic research and cumulative (dis)advantages in the social sciences of post-Soviet Ukraine: The challenges of evidence-based inquiry in the field of higher education. The 60th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES 2016), Vancouver, Canada, 6-10 March.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2015). Higher education transformations in Ukraine: Before and after the Revolution of Dignity. The 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Studies in Higher Education (ASHE 2015), Denver, CO., November 4-5.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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”, Kyiv, Ukraine, May 28-29.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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, A. (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, A. (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”, Washington, DC, USA, March 8-13.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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”, Washington, DC, USA, March 8-13.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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, March 10-15.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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, October 18-19.

 

Oleksiyenko, A., Cheng, K.M., Lee, V. and Tang, S. (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.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2013). University strategies for international academic mobility in Hong Kong. 4th International Conference of Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers, Moscow, Russian Federation, September 26-28.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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, June 24-28.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2013). Up or out? Exploring opportunity structures for student mobility in Hong Kong. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA, April 27 - May 3.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2013). Why to compare reform strategies in the higher education systems of Russia and China? Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, March 10-15.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2013). Ukrainian higher education reforms: Who is in charge? Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA, March 10-15.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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, National Research University of Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation, October 19-20.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2012). Regional partnerships and resource asymmetries: Comparing universities’ inter-organizational alignment strategies. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, April 13-17.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (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, Puerto Rico, USA, March 22-27.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2012). The cumulative advantage theory and the world class university movement. Comparative and International Education Society, Annual Conference, Puerto Rico, USA, March 22-27.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Organizational legitimacy of international research collaborations. ASHE Annual Conference "Higher Education: Meeting the Challenge of the Changing Future", Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, November 16-19.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2011). Social responsibilities and cost-sharing in academic research partnerships: A comparative multi-level analysis. AERA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 8-12.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Oleksiyenko, A. (2010). University-industry biomedical partnerships: A multilevel stakeholder management approach. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Professional Community Services

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

 

Others

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)

 

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)

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