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Ruth HAYHOE is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her professional engagements in Asia have spanned 30 years, including foreign expert at Fudan University in Shanghai in the early 1980s, First Secretary for Education, Science and Culture at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, 1989-1991, visiting professor at Nagoya University on a Japan Foundation fellowship in 1996, and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, 1997-2002.

Ruth has authored or edited more than a dozen books and published about 80 articles in refereed journals. Her newest book, China through the Lens of Comparative Education: The Selected Works of Ruth Hayhoe comes out in November of 2014 with Routledge’s World Library of Educationalists. Other recent books include Portraits of 21st Century Chinese Universities: In the Move to Mass Higher Education, co-authored with Jun Li, Jing Lin and Qiang Zha (Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong and Dordecht: Springer, 2011), Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers, co-edited with K Mundy, K Bickmore, M Madden and KMadjidi (New York: Teachers College Press and Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press,2008) and Portraits of Influential Chinese Educators (Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong and Dordecht: Springer, 2006).

Ruth has received many honors, including Honorary Fellow, University of London Institute of Education (1998), the Silver Bauhinia Star of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2002), Commandeur dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques of the Government of France (2002) and Honorary Fellow of the Comparative and International Education Society (2011). In 2012 she was appointed CJ Koh Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

Ruth has nurtured an active doctoral thesis group since 2005, whose members have done sustained field research on higher education issues in all of the following jurisdictions: China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, France, Belgium, Estonia, Norway, Greenland, Tanzania, South Africa, Venezuala, Iraq and the U.A.E., as well as Canada and the USA.

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