Chinese Research University Presidents’ Roles: Ideal Expectations and Actual Status—Based on the Content Analysis of China Education Daily

Xing YIN, Zhuolin FENG


The ideal and actual roles of Chinese research university presidents are analyzed in this paper. A content analysis of the news reports in China Education Daily from 2000 to 2012 is conducted. Comments genre reports have been analyzed in order to find the expecting roles and actual roles, Compared with the actual roles reflected by content analysis of interview genre and information genre reports, the role of educator is mismatched. Then the reasons have been analyzed. Reflecting from the findings, some suggestions for the Chinese research university presidents to promote their educator roles are provided in this paper.


Research university presidents; Role; Content analysis; Educator

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