Dr. Liu Baocun is a professor of comparative education and the director of the Institute of International and Comparative Education (IICE) at Beijing Normal University. He is also the director of the National Center for Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University，the director of the National Center for International Education at Beijing Normal University. Dr. Liu received his PhD in Comparative Education from Beijing Normal University in 2002. His specialization and research interests include comparative education, higher education, education policy and management. He has received many honours and awards for his research and teaching in the field of education, including the Ministry of Education Distinguished Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program, the Ministry of Education New Century Excellent Talents, Beijing Outstanding Award in Educational Sciences, and so on.