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I am a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester, located in the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE). My research expertise focus broadly on the internationalisation of Chinese higher education. I am particularly interested in the epistemological exchange between Chinese and the Western universities through forming educational partnerships throughout the history. My work takes a critical perspective on issues of symbolic construction of knowledge, power and priorities in international higher education.

Supervision information

Ms Bowen Zhang is supervised by Dr. Sylvie Lomer, Dr. Miguel Lim and Dr. Jenna Mittelmeier.


I am a teaching assistant in BSc Education modules. I am responsible for conducting seminars for EDUC11100 "Key Issues in Education".

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, Educational studies, University of Glasgow

11 Sept 201729 Nov 2018

Award Date: 29 Nov 2018

Bachelor of Science, Marketing, Newcastle University

28 Sept 201512 Jul 2017

Award Date: 12 Jul 2017

External positions

External secretary, British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (BPCS)

1 Oct 20201 Oct 2021


  • Internationalisation
  • Education policy
  • Qualitative research


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