Min Weifang

Professor Min Weifang is the President of  Chinese Society for Education  Development Strategies since 2012 (www.cseds.edu.cn) and Honorary Dean of theGraduate School of Education of Peking Univ. Concurrently, he is Professor and Director of the Institute of Higher Education and the Institute of Economics of Education at

Peking University, Deputy Director of the Culture and Learning Committee of China National Political Consultative Commission, Team Leader for Educational Economics and Administration of China Education Research Planning Leadership Group, UNESCO Chair Professor in Higher Education for the Asia Pacific.

Weifang Min received his Ph.D. in Economics of Education in 1987 from Stanford University. Starting June 1987, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Texas, Austin. In August 1988, he was offered a faculty position by Peking University (Beijing University) of China. In September 1991, he got an exceptional promotion to full professorship for his distinguished academic performance. During July 1991 to October 1992, he served as higher education specialist at the Headquarter of the World Bank. He was appointed Assistant President of Peking University in 1994, Vice President in 1995, Executive Vice President in1996,Chairman of Peking University Council in 2002 until 2011.

His academic fields include economics of education, educational administration and policy analysis, higher education, and international comparative education. He used to serve as the Chairman of the Expert Panel of the World Bank Education Development Project in Poor Provinces in China (1992-2000), President of Chinese Association for Study Abroad, the Executive Vice President of Western Returned Scholars Association of China. He has been principal investigator for more than 20 national and international education research projects, and has published more than 100 journal articles,books,conference papers. He has won more than 30 prizes for his academic accomplishments and a national award for excellence in teaching. He got the honor of National Level Expert for Distinguished Contribution to the Country in 1992.

He is also teaching a course on economics of education at the School of National Development in Peking University for the time being.