In Search of University Excellence: Perspectives from Russia and Emerging Countries.

Prof James Stuart Pounder

Adjunct Professor
Director of Teaching and Learning Centre
Lingnan University
Hong Kong

Professor James Pounder (Jim) has had a long and successful career in academia after spending ten years in UK business. His academic career spans Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates in which he has operated at the levels of Head of Department, Dean, Associate Provost, Provost and most recently, Director of Teaching and Learning. Having been asked to remain with his present institution, Lingnan University in Hong Kong, for another year beyond the Hong Kong retirement age, Jim is currently Professor of Management and Senior Advisor on University Rankings. Over the past three years Jim has been responsible for the ranking strategy of Lingnan and during this time, the University has risen 43 places in the QS Asian rankings and one complete category in the World rankings.

Jim holds a PhD in Business, a Doctorate of Education, an MBA and a BSc (Economics) and has a strong scholarly record.