ISSN: 2535-4051

Vol 8, No 1 (2024)


A Tribute to Professor Wing On Lee

Karen Parish

Journal Editor

Heidi Biseth


Halla B. Holmarsdottir


Aihua Hu

Journal Editor

Professor Wing On Lee

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Professor Wing On Lee has been on the International Advisory Committee for the Nordic Journal of International and Comparative Education since the establishment of the journal in 2017. His valuable insights, advice, and contributions have been important in developing the journal to what it is today.

This role has been but one of many professional responsibilities that he has taken on since the completion of his PhD in Comparative Education from The University of Durham (1988) dawning the beginning of his distinguished career and contributions to the field of Comparative and international education. To name but a few of his achievements, in 1994 he founded the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong, followed by the establishment of the Comparative Education Society of Asia in 1995. In 2010 Professor Lee was elected President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies. He also served on the governing board of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding, and the International Expert Monitoring Project of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Germany.

Professor Lee is a world-renowned scholar in the fields of comparative education, citizenship education, and moral and values education with a publication record of over 40 books, 200 journal articles and book chapters, and more than 150 international keynote speeches. His expertise as a scholar has been invaluable to the Nordic Journal of International and Comparative Education and his continuing support has been greatly appreciated by the editorial team.

Professor Lee recently retired from the prestigious position as Executive Director of the Institute for Adult Learning at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and is now serving as a Senior Consultant. We are indebted to him for his support of the Nordic Journal of International and Comparative Education.

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