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Qiuling Chao

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Professor Qiuling Chao is vice president for student affairs and information at XJTLU, and is a professor of School of Public Policy and Administration at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). She has a professional background in English, pedagogy, and psychology, and has many years of experience engaging in higher education research. In 2005, she received her PhD in education supporting her in-depth knowledge of higher education.From October 2009 to June 2013, Professor Chao worked as dean of the Liverpool Confucius Institute at the University of Liverpool. During her work in the UK, she conducted in-depth cross-cultural communication in English. This international working experience provided her with direct access to and an understanding of the management modes, operation processes and cultural issues of foreign universities, offering valuable experience and reference for her work in the future in Sino-foreign cooperatively-run universities and international institutions.Professor Chao started her work as Deputy Head of Educational Technology Department at XJTU from 2002-2005, and she became deputy director of Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges at XJTU in 2015. With so many working experience it has provided her with a more systematic and in-depth understanding of international exchange within universities, project cooperation, and the construction of internationalisation. She also participated the construction of University Alliance of the Silk Road, which shows high organisational and coordination ability and management capacity.

Research interests

Educational psychology

Psychological health


Asst. Lecturer, Institute of Higher Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University - 1999-2001

Lecturer, Institute of Higher Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University - 2001-2005

Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University - 2005-2015

Professor, Institute of Higher Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University - 2015-present

Dean (Chinese side), Confucius Institute, University of Liverpool - 2009-2013

Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Xi’an Jiaotong University - 2015-2017

Vice President, Xi’an Jiaotong-liverpool University - 2018-present

Awards and honours

2000 On Learning Tropism of Undergraduate and the Effect on the Innovation Ability, won the 2nd Excellent Thesis prize granted by the Learning and Scientific Research Studies of University (First Writer)

2001 Psychological Guidance about Achievement of University Student, won the 3rd class prize of Higher Education Research Production of Shaanxi Academy of Higher Education

2003 Meet the need to the development of knowledge economy, and develop the research and practice of learning and psychological quality education, won the 1st prize of Excellent Teaching Prize in Xi’an Jiaotong University and the 2nd prize of Excellent Teaching Prize in Shaanxi Province (Fourth Writer)

2004 Teaching Paper, The Studies on Target of Supernormal Child Education, won the 1st prize of Psychological Health Education Committee in Higher Education in Shaanxi Province (First Writer)

2004 Teaching Paper, The Psychological Health Education and Ego-development of Female Undergraduate, won the 2nd prize of the 1st humanity and social science excellent production in Xi’an Jiaotong University (First Writer)

2007 Psychological guidance on success of undergraduate students, won the 3rd prize of the humanity and social science excellent production.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

BS English, Xi’an International Studies University - 1989

MSc Psychology, Shanxi Normal University - 1999

PhD Educational Psychology, Tianjin Normal University - 2005

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