Selected Articles

Here is an institutional repository that working papers, published articles, and other materials, written by the faculty, staff, and students at SOE, are made available to the public. Through our research, we communicate new ideas and discoveries that help drive decisions in classrooms and beyond. Selected articles are shown in follows:

Tian, L., & Liu, N. C. (2019). Rethinking higher education in China as a common good. Higher Education, 77(4), 623-640.

Zhu, J., Chen, J., McNeill, N., Zheng, T., Liu, Q., Chen, B., & Cai, J. (2019). Mapping engineering students' learning outcomes from international experiences: Designing an instrument to measure attainment of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. IEEE Transactions on Education, 1-11. 

Cen, Y. (2018). Teaching for developmental growth: Learning partnerships and student development in graduate education in China. Teaching in Higher Education, 23(1), 30-46. 

Tian, L., & Wu, Y. (2018). Classroom choice-making for Chinese master's students: Choice, motivation and learning contexts. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-30. 

Jiang, F., & Liu, N. C. (2018). The hierarchical status of international academic awards in social sciences. Scientometrics, 117(3), 2091-2115. 

Wu, X., & Huang, F. (2018). International faculty in China: Case studies of four leading universities in Shanghai. Asia Pacific Education Review, 19(2), 253-262. 

Yang, X., & You, Y. (2017). How the world-class university project affects scientific productivity? Evidence from a survey of faculty members in China. Higher Education Policy, 31(4), 583-605. 

Zheng, J., & Liu, N. C. (2015). Mapping of important international academic awards. Scientometrics, 104(3), 763-791. (SSCI)

Zhang, Z., Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2015). Improving the normalization effect of mean-based method from the perspective of optimization: Optimization-based linear methods and their performance. Scientometrics, 102(1), 587-607. 

Zhu, J., & Cox, M. F. (2015). Epistemological development profiles of Chinese engineering doctoral students in us institutions: An application of Perry's theory. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(3), 345-362. 

Wang, Q., & Liu, N. C. (2014). Higher education research institutes in Chinese universities. Studies in Higher Education, 39(8), 1488-1498. 

Zhang, Z., Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2014). Comparison of the effect of mean-based method and z-score for field normalization of citations at the level of Web of Science subject categories. Scientometrics, 101(3), 1679-1693. 

Zhu, J., Li, Y., Cox, M. F., London, J., Hahn, J., & Ahn, B. (2013). Validation of a survey for graduate teaching assistants: Translating theory to practice. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(3), 426-443. 

Liu, N. C., & Wang, Q. (2011). Building world-class universities in China: A dream come true? Chinese Education & Society, 44(5), 3-7.

Deng, Q., Wang, Q., & Liu, N. C. (2010). National initiatives for building world-class universities: Comparison between Asian and European experiences. Higher Education Forum, 7, 35-51.

Xie, Y., Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2009). Searching for globally feasible indicators from domestic rankings. Evaluation in Higher Education, 3(2), 73-86.

Liu, N. C. (2009). The story of academic ranking of world universities. International Higher Education, (54), 2-3.

Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2008). Examining major rankings according to the Berlin principles. Higher Education in Europe, 33(2-3), 201-208.

Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2008). Tracking the development of China’s top universities using scientometric indicators, 1997–2005. Frontiers of Education in China, 3(3), 415-428.

Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2007). Academic ranking of world universities by road subject fields. Higher Education in Europe, 32(1), 17-29.

Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2006). A first approach to the classification of the top 500 world universities by their disciplinary characteristics using scientometrics. Scientometrics, 68(1), 135-150. 

Liu, N. C., & Cheng, Y. (2005). The academic ranking of world universities. Higher Education in Europe, 30(2), 127-136.

Liu, N. C., & Liu, L. (2005). University rankings in China. Higher Education in Europe, 30(2), 217-228.

Liu, N. C., Cheng, Y., & Liu, L. (2005). Academic ranking of world universities using scientometrics. Scientometrics, 64(1), 101-109.