Dr LO, Yat Wai   盧一威
Associate Professor
Department of International Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 8295
Email: willlo@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-8091-7745
Phone
(852) 2948 8295
Email
willlo@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
35085280600
Research Interest

Higher Education Studies

Comparative and International Education

Teaching Interest

Philosophical and Socio-cultural Issues in Education

Globalization and Education

External Appointment

Research Interest

Higher Education Studies

Comparative and International Education

Teaching Interest

Philosophical and Socio-cultural Issues in Education

Globalization and Education

External Appointment

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Lo, W. Y. W. & Liu, S. Y. (2021). Are University Rankings Still Important? Perspectives from Greater China. In Hazelkorn, E. & Mihut, G. (Eds.), Research Handbook on University Rankings: Theory, Methodology, Influence and Impact (278-293). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Lo, W. Y. W. (2020). Higher Education System and Institutions, Hong Kong. In Teixeira, P. N. & Shin, J. C. &, The International Encyclopedia of Higher Education Systems and Institutions (1109-1115). Dordrecht: Springer
Ng, F. S. K. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2018). Rethinking the Value of International Student Mobility: A Case Study of the Experience of Myanmar University Students in Hong Kong. In Tran, L. T., Ata, A. W. & Liyanage, I. (Eds.), Reciprocal Responses Regarding Adaptability: International Students and Stakeholders (85-103). New York: Routledge
Lo, W. Y. W. & Ng, F. S. K. (2018). Higher Education Research in Hong Kong: Context, Trends and Vision. In Jung, J., Horta, H. & Yonezawa, A. (Eds.), Researching Higher Education in Asia: History, Development and Future (145-162). Singapore: Springer
盧一威、伍世傑 (2017)。 再見理想?二十年來香港高等教育政策與學術生態。輯於羅金義編, 回歸20年:香港精神的變易 (263-284)。香港: 香港城市大學出版社
Lo, W. Y. W. (2017). The Higher Education Industry in Hong Kong and Singapore: Reflections on a Decade of Expansion. In Mok, K. H. (Ed.), Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Market (123-134). Singapore: Springer
Yonezawa, A., Chen, S. Y., Jung, J. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2017). Catch-up and Identity: Developments in and Impacts of University Rankings in East Asia. In Hazelkorn, E. (Ed.), Global Rankings and the Geo-politics of Higher Education: Understanding the Influence and Impact of Rankings on Higher Education (116-127). New York: Routledge
盧一威、伍世傑、韓笑 (2016)。 香港高等教育。香港: 中華書局
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016). A Great Leap Forward: Changes and Challenges for Private Higher Education in Hong Kong. In Shah, M. & Nair, S. (Eds.), A Global Perspective on Private Higher Education (113-129). Amsterdam: Elsevier
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016). Rethinking the Notion of Hong Kong as an Education Hub: Towards a Cosmopolitan Approach to Internationalization of Higher Education. In Cheng, Y. C., Cheung, A. C. K. & Ng, S. W. (Eds.), Internationalization of Higher Education: The Case of Hong Kong (63-77). Singapore: Springer
Lo, W. Y. W. (2015). Subjectivity, Indigenous Perspectives and the New Qing History: The Role and Potential of Local Dimensions in Enhancing Research and Development in a Globalized Setting. In Hawkins, J. N. & Mok, K. H. (Eds.), Research Development and Innovation in Asia Pacific Higher Education (215-223). New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014). University Rankings: Implications for Higher Education in Taiwan. Singapore: Springer
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013). The Political Economy of Cross-border Higher Education: The Intranational Flow of Students in Greater China. In Izuhara, M. (Ed.), Handbook on East Asian Social Policy (454-473). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Journal Publications
Chea, S. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2022). International Connectivity and Employability in Cambodian Higher Education: A Case Study of Developing Employability Skills in English Language Education. Educational Research and Evaluation, 27(3-4), 335-356
Lo, W. Y. Y. (2021). Vulnerable Autonomy: University Governance in the Context of Student Activism in Hong Kong. International Studies in Sociology of Education, Online publication, 1-20
Lo, W. Y. W., Lee, J. T. & Abdrasheva, D. (2021). Global Pedigree and National Imperative: Hong Kong Universities’ Response to China’s Grand Strategies. Higher Education, Online publication, 1-17
Lee, J. T., Lo, W. Y. W. & Abdrasheva, D. (2021). Institutional Logic Meets Global Imagining: Kazakhstan’s Engagement with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Higher Education, 82(2), 237-253
Lo, W. Y. W. & Wan, C. D. (2021). Revisiting the Asian Regulatory Regimes in Transnational Education: How Local Politics (Re)oriented Higher Education Policy in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 5(2), 113-130
Mulvey, B. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2021). Learning to “Tell China’s Story Well”: The Constructions of International Students in Chinese Higher Education Policy . Globalisation Societies and Education, 19(5), 545-557
Oleksiyenko, A., Chan, S. J., Kim, S., Lo, W. Y. W. & Manning, K. (2021). World Class Universities and International Student Mobility: Repositioning Strategies in the Asian Tigers. Research in Comparative and International Education, 16(3), 295-317
Lo, W. Y. W. (2020). A Year of Change for Hong Kong: From East-Meets-West to East-Clashes-with-West. Higher Education Research and Development, 39(7), 1362-1366
Lo, W. Y. W. & Hou, A. Y. C. (2020). A Farewell to Internationalisation? Striking a Balance between Global Ambition and Local Needs in Higher Education in Taiwan. Higher Education, 80(5), 197-510
Lo, W. Y. W. & Chan S. J. (2020). Globalism, Regionalism and Nationalism: The Dynamics of Student Mobility in Higher Education across the Taiwan Strait. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 41(4), 587-603
Lo, W. Y. W. & Tang, H. H. H. (2020). Chasing Phantoms? Innovation Policy, Higher Education and the Pursuit of a Knowledge Economy in Hong Kong. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 42(2), 178-193
Lo, W. Y. W. (2019). Beyond Competition: A Comparative Review of Conceptual Approaches to International Student Mobility. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 17(3), 261-273
Lo, W. Y. W. (2019). Taiwan: From “World-Class” to Socially Responsible. International Higher Education, 98, 27-28
Lo, W. Y. W. (2018). After Globalisation: A Reconceptualisation of Transnational Higher Education Governance in Singapore and Hong Kong. Higher Education Quarterly, 7(1), 3-14
Lo, W. Y. W. (2018). Hybridization and Higher Education Governance in Hong Kong. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 11(1), 14-27
Lo, W. Y. W. (2017). The Recalibration of Neoliberalisation: Repoliticising Higher Education Policy in Hong Kong. Higher Education, 73(5), 759-773
Lo, W. Y. W. & Tang, H. H. H. (2017). Dancing with Global Trends: Higher Education Policy and University Governance in Hong Kong, 1997–2012. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 49(1), 53-71
Lo, W. Y. W. & Ng, F. S. K. (2016). Connectivity for Whom and for What? A Normative Dimension of Education Hub. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 38(3), 354-368
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016). The Concept of Greater China in Higher Education: Adoptions, Dynamics and Implications. Comparative Education, 52(1), 26-43
Lo, W. Y. W. & Ng, F. S. K. (2015). Trends and Developments of Higher Education Research in Hong Kong: In Pursuit of a Cosmopolitan Vision. Higher Education Policy, 28(4), 517-534
Lo, W. Y. W. & Maclean, R. (2015). Governance Challenges in the Initiatives for Out-of-School Children in Tajikistan. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 14(2), 139-152
Lo, W. Y. W. (2015). Revisiting the Notion of Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub. Higher Education Policy, 28(1), 55-68
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014). Think Global, Think Local: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education and the Role of Quality Assurance in Singapore. Policy and Society, 3(3), 263-273
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014). The Ranking Phenomenon and the Experience of Academics in Taiwan. Higher Education Policy, 27(2), 259-277
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014). The Emerging Chinese Institutional Architecture in Higher Education. Chinese Education and Society, 47(1), 83-100
Lo, W. Y. W. & Wang, L. (2014). Globalisation and Regionalisation of Higher Education in Three Chinese Societies: Competition and Collaboration. Chinese Education and Society, 47(1), 3-6
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013). University Rankings as a Zoning Technology: A Taiwanese Perspective on an Imaginary Greater China Higher Education Region. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 11(4), 459-478
Lo, W. Y. W. & Ng, F. S. K. (2013). A Critical Reflection on Internationalization of Higher Education in Hong Kong: The Search for a Cosmopolitan Alternative. Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development, 2(1), 37-46
Chen, D. I. R. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2013). Internationalization or Commodification? A Case Study of Internationalization Practices in Taiwan’s Higher Education. Asia Pacific Education Review, 14(1), 33-41

Conference Papers
Lo, W. Y. W. & Lee, J. T. (2021, 11). Engaging with China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Universities in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. Paper presented at the Comparative Education Research Centre Seminar, webinar
Lo, W. Y. W. (2021, 9). Departing from Hybridity? University Governance in Postcolonial Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Consortium for Higher Education Research Annual Conference, virtual conference
Oleksiyenko, A., Chan, S. J., Kim, S., Lo, W. Y. W. & Manning, K. (2021, 4). World Class Universities and International Student Mobility in the Asian Tigers: Equilibrating Excellence, Equity and Access. Paper presented at the 2021 Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, virtual conference
Chea, S. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2021, 3). Employment Skills Development in Cambodian Higher Education: A Case Study of English Language Education. Paper presented at Symposium on Internationalization and Quality Management in Higher Education, virtual conference
Horta, H. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2021, 1). Hong Kong Universities: Navigating in Unknown Waters. Paper presented at the Centre for Global Higher Education Seminar, webinar
Lo, W. Y. W. (2020, 11). Comparing Institutional and Cultural Dynamics in University Governance in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Paper presented at Symposium on Internationalization and Quality Management in Higher Education, virtual conference
Lo, W. Y. W. (2020, 4). Institutional Profiles and Cultural Features of University Systems in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Paper presented at Symposium on Internationalization and Quality Management in Higher Education, virtual conference
Lo, W. Y. W. (2020, 3). Departing from Hybridity? University Governance in Postcolonial Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 2020 Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, virtual conference
Mulvey, B. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2020, 3). Telling China’s Story Well: The Construction of International Students in Chinese Higher Education Policy. Paper presented at the 2020 Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, virtual conference
Lo, W. Y. W. (2019, 12). A Comparative Study of Institutional and Cultural Dynamics in University Governance in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education International Conference 2019, Newport, UK
Mulvey, B. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2019, 12). How are International Students Represented in Contemporary Chinese Higher Education Policies?. Paper presented at China and Higher Education: Knowledge Diplomacy and the Role of Higher Education in Chinese International Relations Conference, Manchester, UK
Lo, W. Y. W. (2019, 11). Are Global University Rankings Still Important? Perspectives from Taiwan. Paper presented at the International Academic Forum Conference for Higher Education Research 2019, Hong Kong
Lee, J. T., Lo, W. Y. W. & Abdrasheva, D. (2019, 4). Higher Education and Cultural Diplomacy? China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative. Paper presented at the 2019 Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, USA
Lo, W. Y. W. (2018, 12). Reorienting Internationalisation of Higher Education in Taiwan: From Outward-looking to Inward-looking. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education International Conference 2018, Newport, UK
Lo, W. Y. W (with Ng, F. S. K.) (2018, 11). Beyond Competition: A Comparative Review of Conceptual Approaches to International Student Mobility. Paper presented at Symposium on Talent Cultivation in Higher Education, Taiwan
Abdrasheva, D., Lo, W. Y. W. & Lee, J. T. (2018, 5). International Collaboration in Higher Education and China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: A Perspective from Kazakhstan. Paper presented at the Comparative Education Society of Asia Biennial Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lo, W. Y. W. (2018, 3). An Open-System Approach to Exploring Hybridity in Higher Education in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 2018 Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
Lo, W. Y. W., Abdrasheva, D. & Lee, J. T. (2018, 3). International Collaboration in Higher Education and China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: A Perspective from Kazakhstan. Paper presented at the 2018 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2017, 11). Tensions between Global and Local Orientations: Reconceptualising Transnational Higher Education Governance in Singapore and Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Fourth Cross-strait and Hong Kong and Macao Comparative Education Forum, Hangzhou, China
Lo, W. Y. W. (2017, 10). After Globalisation: A Reconceptualisation of Transnational Higher Education Governance in Singapore and Hong Kong. Paper presented at International Symposium on Contesting Globalization and Implications for Asian Pacific Higher Education: Resurgent Nationalism in International Higher Education, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2017, 5). Higher Education after Globalization: The Experience in Hong Kong and East Asia. Paper presented at the Japan Association of Higher Education Research Symposium, Sendai, Japan
Lo , W. Y. W. (2017, 3). After Globalization: The Return of Politics to Higher Education Policy in Singapore and Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 2017 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016, 8). Hybridisation and Higher Education Governance in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 2016, Beijing, China
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016, 5). A Preliminary Study of the Political Economy of Cross-Strait Collaboration in Higher Education. Paper presented at the Fourth Higher Education Research Association Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016, 4). Duì Zhào Jì: An Exploratory Discussion of Chineseness in Higher Education. Paper presented at the 2016 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2015, 7). Political Challenges and Changing Agendas for Higher Education in Hong Kong and Singapore. Paper presented at the International Conference on Public Policy, Milan, Italy
Lo, W. Y. W. (2015, 5). The Concept of Greater China in Higher Education: Adoptions, Dynamics and Implications. Paper presented at Conference on Higher Education, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W & Han, X. (2015, 2). Higher Education and Graduate Employment in China and Taiwan: A Comparative Review in the Context of Massification. Paper presented at the 2015 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2015, 1). From Elite to Mass Higher Education: A Ten-year Experiment of Neo-liberal Market Model in Hong Kong. Paper presented at International Symposium on Globalization, Changing Labour Market and Social Mobility: Challenges for Education and Urban Governance, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014, 12). Massification of Higher Education in Taiwan: Graduate Employment and Social Mobility Issues. Paper presented at the 2014 Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014, 11). Blend or Collision? The Paradigms of Western and Eastern Values in Higher Education in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference 2014, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014, 10). The Changing Landscape of Higher Education and the Role of Quality Assurance in Singapore. Paper presented at 2014 Higher Education Evaluation International Conference, Taiwan
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014, 10). The Higher Education Industry in Hong Kong and Singapore: Reflections on a Decade of Expansion. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership Senior Seminar, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014, 5). The Determinants of Study Abroad Decisions: A Case Study of Myanmar University Students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Comparative Education Society of Asia 2014 Conference, Hangzhou, China
Lo, W. Y. W. (2014, 2). The Extent and Impact of Higher Education Reforms across Asia. Paper presented at the 2014 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. & Ng, F. S. K. (2014, 2). Trends and Developments of Hong Kong’s Higher Education Research. Paper presented at the 2014 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 10). Applying the Capability Approach to the Examination of International Student Mobility: A Study of Myanmar’s Students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at International Symposium on Talent Competition and Circulation in Asia, Taiwan
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 9). Re-exploring Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role and Potential in Enhancing Research and Development in Asian Higher Education. Paper presented at the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership Senior Seminar., Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 7). How is China a Factor Affecting Hong Kong’s Higher Education? The Development of Education under "One Country, Two Systems". Paper presented at the Tenth East Asian Social Policy Research Network International Conference, Beijing, China
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 6). The Extent and Impact of Higher Education Reforms across Asia. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maclean, R. & Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 6). Governance Challenges in the Initiatives for Out-of-School Children in Tajikistan. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 2). Revisiting the Notion of Hong Kong as a Regional Education Hub. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association 2012-13, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2013, 2). Student Mobility in the Greater China Region: A Political Economy Perspective. . Paper presented at the 2013 Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong Annual Conference, Hong Kong
Lo, W. Y. W. (2012, 11). The Intranational Flow of Students in Greater China: A Macro Analysis. Paper presented at International Symposium on Shifting Patterns of University Governance in East Asia, Taiwan

All Other Outputs
Lo, W. Y. W. (2022). Book Review: The Politics of Higher Education: The Imperial University in Northern Song China. Comparative Education (284-286).
Lo, W. Y. W. (2017). Book Review: The Road to Privatization of Higher Education in China: A New Cultural Revolution? Higher Education. Higher Education (381-383).
Lo, W. Y. W. & Wang, L. (2014). Special Issue: Globalization and Regionalization of Higher Education in Three Chinese Societies. Chinese Education and Society. M. E. Sharpe

Project

Institutional and Cultural Dynamics in Higher Education Governance: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
This project aims to: understand the roles and capacities of major internal and external governing actors in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan; examine the mechanisms of coordination among the internal and external actors on governance matters in HE systems of the three Chinese societies; identify institutional balance of power and cultural hybridity in HE systems in the three Chinese societies through the coordination mechanisms; investigate conceptual implications of the institutional and cultural differences and/or similarities in HE governance.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
The "One Belt, One Road" Initiative and International Cooperation in Higher Education in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan
This project aims to: appraise the educational aspect of the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative through an examination of international cooperation in higher education in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan; understand the manner in which university leaders and academics in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan make sense of their experiences with the OBOR initiative and related international cooperation frameworks and activities; investigate the significance of cultural diplomacy and the Chinese narrative of international relations in OBOR-related international cooperation in higher education in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
Aspiration for Cross-strait Integration in Higher Education: Perspectives from Taiwan
This project investigates the natures and contents of the intensification of cross-strait academic interactions, the perception of Taiwanese policy makers and academics toward the related policy initiatives and institutional changes, and the relevance of the concepts of regionalisation and regionalism to the understanding of the process of the intensification.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
A Comparative Study of Higher Education Development in Macau and Hong Kong
The purpose of the proposed study is to assess the significance of two global trends, namely, massification and internationalization, in the recent development of higher education in Macau and Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
A Review of Higher Education Development in Hong Kong
The study aims to: provide a general review of higher education development in Hong Kong; critically examine the strategies and the policies in light of the ideas of social mobility, reproduction of capital and class inequalities; discuss the prospect of the notions of mass higher education and education hub by examining the trends and challenges facing higher education development at the post-massification stage in Hong Kong and its neighbouring societies
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
Rethinking the Role and Value of Cross-border Higher Education: A Case Study of Myanmar’s Students in Hong Kong
This study aims to:
examine the socio-economic and cultural factors that may be facilitators and barriers for this underrepresented group to pursue and navigate through higher education in Hong Kong;
examine how student mobility and internationalization are related to the basis and nature of the right to higher education.

Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
A Case Study of Factors Affecting the Decision of Burmese Students to Pursue Higher Education in Hong Kong
Through observing and interviewing a group of Burmese students who have refugee and immigrant background and are studying in Hong Kong’s universities with the assistance of international education aids, this study aims to: examine the socio-economic and cultural factors that may be facilitators and barriers for this underrepresented group to pursue and navigate through higher education in Hong Kong; examine how student mobility and internationalization are related to the basis and nature of the right to higher education.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威
 
The Ranking Phenomenon and its Implications for Higher Education in Taiwan
The study aims to provide a systemic delineation and interpretation of the implications of the ranking phenomenon in for Taiwan’s higher education. The three research questions are: What are the impacts of university rankings on Taiwan’s higher education? How does the emergence of rankings influence Taiwan’s position in the global higher education landscape? How can these phenomena be theoretically framed?
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Yat Wai 盧一威