Academic Staff


Assistant Professor


B. Digital Media (Griffith University, Australia), M. Digital Design with First Class Honours (Griffith University, Australia), PhD (The University of Queensland)

  • CV

Dr DAI Kun is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Educational Administration and Policy, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Dai’s research interests include international and comparative education, transnational higher education, education policy, and intercultural learning and adjustment. Dr Dai’s work has appeared in several leading international peer-reviewed journals, such as Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Studies in International Education, Educational Technology Research & Development, Compare, Higher Education Research & Development, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, and Oxford Review of Education. His first book, entitled: ‘Transitioning ‘In-Between’ Chinese Students’ Navigating Experiences in Transnational Higher Education Programmes’, has been published by Brill. Furthermore, Dr Dai serves as an associate editor of the Journal of International Students, an editorial board member of Compare and the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and a referee for more than 40 international journals, such as Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education, Journal of Studies in International Education, and Cambridge Journal of Education. He also serves as a book proposal referee for Routledge, Bloomsbury, and Springer.

Research Interests
  • Comparative Education
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Narrative Study
  • Overseas Education
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Sociology of Education
Courses Taught
Recent Publications
  • Dai, K. (2022). Transitioning ‘in-between’: Chinese Students’ navigating experiences in transnational higher education. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill.
  • Dai, K. (2021). Learning through, with and against contradictions: An exploration of Chinese students’ experiences in transnational higher education programmes. In Zhang, Z, C., Grimshaw, T., & Shi, X, S. (Eds), International student education in tertiary settings: Interrogating programmes and processes in diverse contexts (pp. 210-227). London: Routledge.
  • Dai, K*., Matthews, K, E., & Shen, W. (Accepted). “It is difficult for students to contribute”: Investigating possibilities for pedagogical partnerships in Chinese universities. Teaching in Higher Education. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2021.2015752
  • Hu. Y., & Dai, K*. (2021). Foreign-born Chinese students learning in China: (Re)shaping intercultural identity in higher education institution. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 80, 89-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.11.010
  • Dai, K*., & Hardy, I. (2020). Shaping a sense of in-betweenness: A Chinese doctoral student’s intercultural learning journey at an Australian university. Oxford Review of Education. doi: 10.1080/03054985.2020.1825369.