Dr Lee Zhuang

Executive Director for Internationalisation and Partnerships

Dr Lee Zhuang

Dr Lee Zhuang joined the University of Stirling in December 2018 as the Executive Director for Internationalisation and Partnerships.

Educated in China and the UK, Dr Zhuang was a Management undergraduate and gained an MBA from Ulster University, as well as a PhD in Innovation Management from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Dr Zhuang’s three-decade progressive and rewarding career in Higher Education (HE) has given him an excellent understanding of all aspects of HE and every step of the student journey.

Prior to joining the University of Stirling, Dr Zhuang was Director of Academic Partnerships for the New Beacon Group. For over 10 years Dr Zhuang was Head of International Partnerships at Staffordshire University. He led the development and implementation of an internationalisation strategy which delivered a marked growth of international students studying on campus. He also created strong Transnational Education (TNE) provision in 16 countries, underpinned by a highly professional and rigorous partnership management infrastructure.

Dr Zhuang has travelled extensively to over 20 countries in four continents and to 26 of the 33 provinces, municipalities and special administrative regions of China. This has broadened his HE knowledge to include the changing landscape of international HE and the evolving learning needs of students from different cultures.

As an active researcher, Dr Zhuang has published widely in areas such as:

  • strategic management
  • innovation management
  • cross-cultural communication
  • Sino-foreign joint venture management
  • Transnational Education (TNE)

His publications were included in three consecutive rounds of Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submission between 1995 and 2006. Dr Zhuang has reviewed research papers for the Journal of Technology Management in China and the Journal of Knowledge-Based Innovation in China. He was awarded ‘Outstanding Reviewer of the Year’ in 2012 by the Emerald Group.


Dr Zhuang has responsibilities for:

  • global engagement
  • collaborative partnership
  • international mobility
  • international student support
  • international summer school
  • research and scholarships
  • transnational education


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