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World Council of Comparative Education Societies Archive

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Global Trends in Higher Education Financing Project


Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership


Higher Education Research Network


Institute for International Studies in Education Our Mission:

Our mission is to serve as the premier university research and training institute in comparative, international, and development education. We accomplish our mission by IISE faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliated-constituencies engaged in research, training, consultancies, partnerships, service, policy making, teaching, and other forms of practice in local, regional, national, and international contexts. IISE provides the University of Pittsburgh with one of the most dynamic and productive, internationally-oriented schools of education in the world. IISE is comprised of Affiliated Faculty and Graduate Students associated with one of the five academic departments in the School of Education. IISE also works in collaboration with many other organizations and departments within the University of Pittsburgh, especially the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and its area studies programs (African, Asian, Latin American, Russian and East European, West European/European Union, and Global Studies).

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Prof. John C. Weidman

Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Weidman is a Professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. He is a former Director of IISE and specializes in international and development higher education.
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Huiyan Ye

Senior Program Coordinator
Mr. Huiyuan Ye is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Management Program at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include comparative education, liberal arts education, and disruptive innovation applications in higher education.
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Veysel Gökbel

Program Coordinator
Veysel Gokbel is a PhD student in the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Program at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research includes comparative higher education, academic profession, and organizational culture.
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Xudan Zhou

Intern Archivist
Mrs. Zhou is a second year master student in the SCAE program. Her research interests focus on international and global education with an emphasis on branch schools in China.


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