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Hefang Chen Professor

Academic Area: 
Higher Education Administration
Research Interests: 
Higher Education Administration

Educational Background

  • Post Doc. Beijing Normal University, China, 2005-2007.
  • D.Ed. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 2002-2005.
  • M.Ed. Huazhong Normal University, China, 1999-2002.
  • B.Ed. Hubei University, China, 1995-1999.

Research Projects

  1. Principal Investigator, “The Realization Mechanism of Universities’ Sustainable Development”, Humanity and Social Science Youth Foundation of Ministry of Education 12YJC880006, 2012-2015.
  2. Principal Investigator, “University-Industry Cooperation and University Creativity”, Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province 11EYC021,2011-2014.
  3. Principal Investigator, “Theory and Practice to Enhance University Academic Productivity ”, Humanity and Social Science Youth Foundation of Ministry of Education, 0802012, 2008-2011.
  4. Principal Investigator, “Development Strategy of University Academic Productivity”, Education Sciences Planning of Jiangsu Province, 0805015, 2008-2009.
  5. Principal Investigator, “Enhancing University Academic Productivity: From The Two Angles of Colleges and Discipline”, National Post-Doctoral Research Foundation, 20060390409, 2006-2007.

Journal Articles

  1. 2nd Author. Implementation Improvement of Return Policy on Government Funded Overseas Study: Based on a questionnaire. World Education Information, No.1.2013.ISSN1672-3937 CN11-4123/G4
  2. 2nd Author.  Formulation Idea Improvement of Return Policy on Government Funded Overseas Study: Based on a questionnaire. Higher Education of Sciences No.2.2012. ISSN1000-4076 CN62-1028/G4
  3. 2nd Author. Improvement of Recruiting and Supervising work on Government Funded Overseas Study: Based on a questionnaire. MeiTan Higher Education, No.6.2012.ISSN 1004-8154 CN32-1365/G4
  4. Author. On “Teachers’ Self-discipline” Mechanism of Sustainable Development of University. Theory and Practice of Education (Core Journals), No.18.2012. ISSN1004-633X CN14-1027/G4
  5. 1st Author. Comparison of Discipline Evaluation in Chinese and Foreign Colleges.University Academic, No.8.2012.ISSN1673-7164 CN50-1178/G4
  6. 1st Author. Improvement of the Policy for the Return of Government-funded Overseas Students: An Exploration of the Factors Influencing Their Willingness to Return. Journal of Higher Education Management, No.5.2012.ISSN1673-8381 CN32-1774/G4
  7. 2nd Author. Contents Analysis of Good Organization Culture in University Teacher Troops. University Academic, No.3.2012.ISSN1673-7164 CN50-1178/G4
  8. 1st Author. On Strategies for Developing Organizational Culture of College Teachers. Educational Research and Experiment (Core Periodical), No.2.2012. ISSN1003-160X CN42-1041/G4
  9. 2nd Author. Investigation on Influence Factors to the Will of Returning of Government Funded Doctoral Candidates Studying Abroad. World Education Information, No.3.2012.ISSN1672-3937 CN11-4123/G4
  10. 2nd Author. Review and Reflection on Return Policy of Government Funded Overseas Study of China Since 1978.World Education Information, No.2.2012.ISSN 1672-3937 CN11-4123/G4
  11. 2nd Author. Investigation on the Application of Student Supervisor Institution in Student Affairs Management of New-Campus. World Education Information, No.1.2012.ISSN1672-3937 CN11-4123/G4
  12. 2nd Author. Policy Motivation and Goals Evaluation Analysis on “Subject Unified Examination” in Postgraduate Enrollmentation. Journal of Higher Education Finance, No.1.2012.ISSN1008-7362
  13. 2nd Author. A Review of the Researches on China’s Policy of Government-funded Study.Journal of Yangzhou University (Higher Education Study Edition), No.1.2012.ISSN1007-8606 CN32-1466/G4
  14. 2nd Author. Conflicts Analysis on “Subject Unified Examination” in Postgraduate Enrollmentation. Education and Vocation (Core Periodical), No.2.2012.ISSN1004-3985 CN11-1004/G4
  15. Author. Reflection on the Adoption of “Unified Major-Specific Exam” in Graduate Admission Tests in China. Modern University Education (Core Periodical), No.6.2011.ISSN1671-1610 CN43-1358/G4
  16. 2nd Author. The History and Revelation of Government Funded Overseas Study in China. Education and Vocation (Core Periodical), No.24.2011.ISSN1004-3985 CN11-1004/G4
  17. Author. The Government’s Homing Position and the Market’s Adding Position Mechanisms of University’s Autonomous Running. Education and Vocation (Core Periodical), No.11.2011.ISSN1004-3985 CN11-1004/G4
  18. Author. On “Professional President” Mechanism of Sustainable Development in Institutions of Higher Learning. Higher Education of Sciences, No.1.2011.ISSN 1000-4076 CN62-1028/G4
  19. Author. Interdisciplinary Research in Chinese Universities: Impediments and the Way Out. Fudan Education Forum (Core Periodical), No.1.2011.ISSN1672-0059 CN31-1891/G4
  20. 3rd Author. Research on the incentive mechanism of University Teachers Based on intellectual employees’ features. Education and Vocation (Core Periodical), No.32.2010.ISSN1004-3985 CN11-1004/G4
  21. Author. Strategic Management Mechanism of University for Sustainable Development. Education and Vocation (Core Periodical),No.29.2010.ISSN1004-3985 CN11-1004/G4
  22. Author. Professor Autonomy: Key Breakthrough Point for De Administration of University. Exploring Education Development (Core Periodical), No.13-14.2010.ISSN 1008-3855 CN31-1772/G4
  23. Author. Construction of a Strong Country through Higher Education and the Sustainable Development of Higher Educational Institution. Higher Education Research & Evaluation, No.6.2010.ISSN1673-7164 CN50-1178/G4
  24. Author. On The establishment of “Academic Freedom” Mechanism in Universities and Colleges. Education Research Monthly (Core Periodical), No.3.2010.ISSN1005-6459 CN36-1301/G4
  25. Author. Significance, difficulties and adjustment on the roles communication of University Teachers Association. Hubei Social Sciences (Core Periodical), No.1.2010.ISSN1003-8477 CN42-1112/C
  26. Author. On the Strategy of Training Innovative Talents in Higher Education
  27. . Journal of HuangHe S&T University, No.5.2009. ISSN1007-8606 CN32-1466/G4
  28. Author. University Disciplinary Culture and Its Functions. Educational Research and Experiment (Core Periodical), No.4.2009.ISSN1003-160X CN42-1041/G4
  29. Author. On the Construction of New School Spirit in University to Adapt to the Needs of the Knowledge Circulation. Journal of Yangzhou University (Higher Education Study Edition), No.4.2009.ISSN1007-8606 CN32-1466/G4
  30. Author. On the Development Strategy of the Innovative Culture in Higher Education. University Education Science, No.3.2009.ISSN1672-0717 CN43-1398/G4
  31. Author. The Nature of Scholars in University and Academic Production Power. Jiangsu Higher education (Core Periodical), No.3.2009.ISSN1003-8418 CN32-1048/G4
  32. Author. on the Significance and Improvement of the University Academic System. Education Research Monthly (Core Periodical), No.3.2009.ISSN1005-6459 CN36-1301/G4
  33. Author. Development of Disciplines and Integrating Strategies of University Disciplines. Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University(Educational Science),No.3.2009.ISSN1671-0916 CN15-1215/G4
  34. Author. Historical Evolution of Talent Cultivation Quality in Higher Education. MeiTan Higher Education, No.1.2009.ISSN1004-8154 CN32-1365/G4
  35. Author. On the Defects and Improvement of Universities Academic Management Systems. Higher Education Research & Evaluation, No.1.2009.ISSN1673-7164 CN50-1178/G4
  36. 2nd Author. Overall Description and Feature Analysis of Modern Higher Education. Heilongjiang Researches on Higher education (Core Periodical), No.5.2008.ISSN1003-2614 CN23-1074/G
  37. Author. Scientific Research and Research Park Construction in Japanese Colleges. Journal of Higher Education Management, No.5.2008.ISSN1673-8381 CN32-1774/G4
  38. Author. Scientific Research and Research Park Construction in French Universities. Higher Education Development and Evaluation, No.4.2008.ISSN1672-8742 CN42-1731/G4
  39. Author. Overall Description and Feature of Higher Education after World War II. Higher Education Research & Evaluation, No.4.2008.ISSN1673-7164 CN50-1178/G4
  40. Author. New Strategies of Autonomous Innovation of Higher Education. Journal of Yangzhou University(Higher Education Study Edition), No.3.2008.ISSN1007-8606 CN32-1466/G4
  41. Author. On the Scientific Research and the Construction of Scientific-Technological Park of British Colleges and Universities. Journal of HuangHe S&T University, No.3.2008.ISSN1007-8606 CN32-1466/G4
  42. 1st Author. The Development of Undergraduate Educational Objective in American Research Universities. Studies in Foreign Education, No.5.2007.ISSN1006-7469 CN 22-1022/G4
  43. Author. Features and Productivity of University Academic Activity. Jiangsu Higher education (Core Periodical), No.6.2006.ISSN1003-8418 CN32-1048/G4
  44. Author. On the Concept of “University Academic Productivity”. MeiTan Higher Education, No.5.2006.ISSN1004-8154 CN32-1365/G4
  45. Author. A Study on Systemic Development of University Academy: the Eight Dimensions of University Academic Productivity. Fudan Education Forum (Core Periodical), No.3.2006.ISSN1672-0059 CN31-1891/G4
  46. Author. University Academic Culture and University Academic Productivity. Journal of Higher Education, No.12.2005.ISSN1000-4203 CN 42-1024
  47. Author. Creating a New Structure of Academic Organization and Increasing the Academic Production Capacity. Researches in Higher Education of Engineering (Core Periodical), No.6.2005.ISSN1001-4233 CN42-1026/G4
  48. Author. Solutions to Problems in the Disciplinary Construction of Bottom-level Academic Organizations. Academic Degrees & Graduate Education (Core Periodical), No.2.2004.ISSN1001-960X CN11-1736/G4
  49. 1st Author. Worth of the research on Universities’ Bottom-level Academic Organizations. Journal of Inner Mongolia Normal University (Educational Science), No.1.2004.ISSN1671-0916
  50. Author. Interpreting Organization Theory by Burton Clark. Higher Educational Research In Areas of Communications,No.1.2004.ISSN1672-8742 CN42-1731/G4
  51. Author. The Inspiration of Western Utilitarian Ethics for Moral Education in China, MeiTan Higher Education, No.1.2004.ISSN1004-8154 CN32-1365/G4
  52. Author. On academic power in Universities’ Bottom-level Academic Organizations. Research On Education Tsinghua University (Core Periodical), No.5.2003.ISSN1001-4519 CN11-1610/G4
  53. Author. Review of Brubeck’s academic freedom viewpoint. Journal of Technology College Education, No.5.2003.ISSN1671-606X CN 42-1661/G4
  54. Author. Recommends on Plato’s Educational Ideas. Modern University Education (Core Periodical), No.5.2003.ISSN1671-1610 CN43-1358/G4
  55. 1st Author. On Reforming the Grass-roots Level Academic Organizations in Universities. Academic Degrees & Graduate Education (Core Periodical), No.5.2003.ISSN1001-960X CN11-1736/G4
  56. 2nd Author. Four Functions of Primary Academic Organizations in Universities.. Modern Education Science  (Core Periodical), No.5.2003.ISSN1005-5843 CN22-1339/G4
  57. 1st Author. Education Innovation: Summary of liberal arts Forum 2003 of Huazhong University of Science and Technology ", Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Social Science Edition)  (Core Periodical), No.4.2003.ISSN1671-7023 CN42-1673/C
  58. Author. On Social Control of Academic Freedom. MeiTan Higher Education, No.4.2003.ISSN1004-8154 CN32-1365/G4
  59. 2nd Author. Popularity: a Practical Selection Between Fairness and Efficiency. Higher Education Exploration (Core Periodical), No.2.2003.ISSN1673-9760 CN44-1109/G4
  60. 1st Author. Four Principal Features of Primary Academic Organizations in Universities. Jiangsu Higher education (Core Periodical), No.2.2003.ISSN 1003-8418 CN32-1048/G4
  61. 1st Author. The Historical Development of Academic Organizations at the College Basic Level and Its Inspiration. Higher Education Exploration (Core Periodical), No.4.2002.ISSN1673-9760 CN44-1109/G4
  62. 1st Author. Causes of Our University Students’ Lower Ability in Bringing Forth New Ideas. Teacher Education Research (Core Periodical), No.4.2002.ISSN 1002-5111 CN11-2437/G4
  63. 2nd Author. Problems in Transformation of Sci-tech Achievements. Higher Educational Research In Areas of Communications, No.3.2002.ISSN1672-8742 CN42-1731/G4
  64. 1st Author. Thoughts on merging high-performing and low-performing primary schools. Education Science (Core Periodical), No.4.2001.ISSN1002-8064 CN 21-1066/G4
  65. 1st Author. Introducing Market Mechanism to Improve the Quality of Higher Education. Journal of Adults Education of Gansu Political Science and Law Institute, No.3.2001.ISSN10097759 CN62-1198/D
  66. Author. Three Thoughts on Merging the Institutions of Higher Education. Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), No.1.2001.ISSN 1671-0169 CN42-1627/C


  1. Author. On Development of University Academic Productivity. Guangming Daily Press, 2011.5. ISBN978-7-5112-1183-5.
  2. Author. Research On University Academic Productivity. China Ocean University Press, 2011.11. ISBN978-7-81125-916-2.

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 the 12th Philosophy and Social Science Excellent Achievements Award (Third Prize) of Jiangsu Province.
  • 2013 excellent tutor of guiding the outstanding master's degree thesis prize of Jiangsu Province.
  • 2015 excellent tutor of Nanjing Normal University.

Academic Title

  • Managing director of China Association for Institutional Research


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