University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Jack Lee


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Job Title:

Senior Teaching Fellow


Strategy and Organisation

Affiliated Research Centre:

International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM)

Key Research Interests:

internationalization of higher education, globalization, cultural diplomacy, research and innovation policy, faculty development, regionalization, intercultural communication

Research Interests

My research focuses on the international dimension of higher education: transnational education, faculty mobility, cultural diplomacy, research capacity building, and regionalization. I am interested in comparative studies that examine the development of higher education in the context of social and political transformations. My work also examines the intersection between higher education and international relations.

I completed my PhD in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, under a fellowship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. My doctorate included a specialization in Comparative, International & Development Education. I hold a master's degree in Adult Education from the University of British Columbia.

Previously, I was an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, the flagship university of Kazakhstan. I co-led a national research project on faculty mobility and research capacity as funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. Prior to this, I worked about ten years as a program manager at the Centre for Intercultural Communication, University of British Columbia, in providing intercultural training for students, faculty, staff, corporate clients, and community workers (adult educators and librarians).

PhD Supervision

I am very interested in supervising theses on international and comparative higher education.


Kuzhabekova, A. & Lee, J. T. (in press). International faculty contribution to local research capacity building: A view from publication data. Higher Education Policy.

Ruby, A., Kuzhabekova, A., & Lee, J. T. (2017). International faculty recruitment in Kazakhstan: The case of Nazarbayev University. In M. Yudkevich, P. Altbach, & L. Rumbley (Eds.), International faculty in higher education: Comparative perspectives on recruitment, integration, and impact (pp. 150-172). New York: Routledge.

Kovaleva, L., & Lee, J. T. (2016). Higher education in Kazakhstan. In D. Neubauer, J. Hawkins, M. Lee, and C. Collins (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of Asia Pacific higher education (pp. 653-663). Palgrave Macmillan.

Lee, J. T. (2015). Soft power and cultural diplomacy: Emerging education hubs in Asia. Comparative Education, 53(3), 353-374.

Lee, J. T. (2015). The regional dimension of education hubs: Leading and brokering geopolitics. Higher Education Policy, 28(1), 69-89.

Lee, J. T. (2014). Education hubs and talent development: Policymaking and implementation challenges. Higher Education, 68(6), 807-823.

Knight, J., & Lee, J. (2014). An analytical framework for education hubs. In J. Knight (Ed.), International education hubs: Student, talent, knowledge-innovation models (pp. 29-42). Dordrecht: Springer.

Knight, J., & Lee, J. (2012). International joint, double and consecutive degree programs: New developments, issues and challenges. In D. Deardorff, H. de Wit, J. D. Heyl, T. Adams (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education (pp. 343-357). Los Angeles: Sage and the Association of International Education Administrators.