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Working in the Omani Higher Education System

This article will describe key practical issues such as how foreign academics can find employment in Oman (a ministerial or agency contract), lecturer’s responsibilities, research expectations, work ethics and student relations. I will...

International publication standards

Publication standards differ for international academics from country to country. This article will explore some of the trends to observe and the differences to be aware of. This is general advice based upon my experience of lecturing in...

Working Abroad as an Academic

A career as an academic often comes with the opportunity to spend some, or all, of your career working abroad. But what should you consider before making the big move?

Liminal Spaces: Finding research funding when working overseas

Let’s say you want to publish a monograph, attend a conference, and fund a research project and other activities to build an international academic profile as a scholar working overseas.

How to approach the academic job market to teach English abroad

You may well be fluent in English however; universities often look for those with DELTA, CELTA or at least a TEFL English Language teacher-training certificate in order to be considered for an English Language (EL) teaching post.

Working in China as an English Lecturer

Anna Fancett, Lecturer of English Literature, Language and Culture at Xi'an Jiaotong University, shares her experience of working in one of China's top universities.

The talent programme in China

The Chinese education ministry has, over the last 15 years, invested a huge amount of money in the university system, and has developed a range of programmes encouraging professional and personal development among academics.

My first year teaching in China

Foreign academics coming to China will face a series of challenges but also many opportunities in their first year - they may offer a perspective or expertise that may not, yet, be developed in Chinese universities.

Why the west is queuing up to work with China

While Asian countries have generally out-performed their western counterparts at high school level for some time, the Asian university system has struggled to maintain the same level of international prominence as its American and...

Studying for a PhD in Denmark

Mitzi Waltz consider the benefits of doing your PhD in Denmark - a country renowned for its renowned higher education system and science-based industries.

Things To Consider When Starting An Academic Career In China 

Congratulations! You have secured an academic position and landed in China. Here are a few practical tips in getting ready to start.

Tutor and Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington and University of Auckland

I finished a part-time job at the University of Auckland in November last year. I also spent three years teaching a variety of courses as a contract lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and two semesters at Unitec. I was...

Lecturer Of Law at China University of Political Science and Law

Dr. Greg Tzu Jan Yang has a strong background in law. His major area or interest is in Corporate Governance, and he is also specialized in Anglo – American Torts, Contract Law and International Transactions. He is also qualified as...

Independent Scholar Based in Christchurch New Zealand

Jean Rath is an independent scholar based in Christchurch New Zealand and an honorary research associate of the University of Oxford’s Learning Institute. Her main research interest is academic practice (teaching, research and service)...

Social Media in China

The internet forever changed the way that students and teachers could interact. Today, groups can keep in touch via Facebook and Whatsapp, conferences can be live-tweeted to an entire campus and a host of university tools make access to...

Visiting Scholar, Fada Institute of Forensic Medicine and Science

Natalia Pawlowska is currently a researcher at the Fada Institute of Forensic Medicine and Science, which is a part of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) located in Beijing, China.

PhD Student, Academic Tutor and Research Assistant at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

My decision to work in New Zealand was largely based on luck and circumstance. Upon completion of my Masters, I decided that I would like to apply for a PhD. My research focus was on the international relations of Southeast Asia, and I...

Conducting Research in China

In general, research opportunities at China’s top universities are very good, especially at the top research intensive universities. This is because government funding has been abundant, investment in the higher education system has been...

Microbiologist Working in Science Management, Wellington, New Zealand

Fiona Thomson-Carter is a Scottish microbiologist. After post-doctoral research in medical microbiology, she was the clinical scientist at the Scottish Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter and E. coli from 1992-2001. During the 1990s...

Tips For Attending Academic Events And Conferences In China

Academic events and conferences in China are an interesting challenge for both young and experienced scholars and provide an international window on the world. Chinese universities and institutions spare no effort in the organisation of...

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