March 15, 2016

Shuming Zhao to give March 22 Casanova lecture on higher education in China

Shuming Zhao, professor and honorary dean at Nanjing University’s School of Business, will visit Claremont Graduate University (CGU) on Tuesday, March 22, to give the School of Educational Studies’ 20th Annual Sally Loyd Casanova Lecture.

Shuming Zhao

Zhao, an alumnus of CGU’s School of Educational Studies (MA, ’83; PhD, ’90), will discuss recent trends and experiences related to higher education development in China.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave. It is free and open to the public.

Higher education in China has undergone remarkable change as a result of the country’s national economic reform of 1978 and a related internationalization of the Chinese higher education system.

Zhao will describe the current condition of higher education in China, several recent reforms, and a number of key policy changes. He will also offer his view on the future development of the Chinese higher education system and its role internationally.

The Casanova Lecture is held annually to connect members of the CGU community with alumni who have made an impact in the educational field.