Professor Jianli (Amy) Wu

Dean of International Business College

Acting Dean of Aberdeen Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Director of Research Base of Cross-border Education Quality Assurance

South China Normal University (SCNU)

Amy has been working in HE internationalization for over 20 years as an academic and executive. She set up three different internationalized schools within the university over the past 10 years. With a background in comparative education and internationalization she has extensive experience in Sino-foreign cooperative in running schools. Amy is also one of the key experts on Sino-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools of China’s Ministry of Education and Guangdong Provincial Department of Education.

As a professor in the comparative education, Prof. Wu’s research interests include the internationalization of Higher Education, international cooperative education and curriculum design and localization of Higher Education internationalization. Some of the Amy’s current and recent research projects are Sino-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools in Guangdong Province (2022), International students in China Quality Annual Report (2021), Evaluation of Sino-Foreign Cooperative Education program localization (2020), Cooperative mechanism of Cooperation in Running Schools in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (2020).

Professor Geoff Crisp

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Academic


University of Canberra

Professor Crisp completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours, First Class) at the University of Queensland in 1977 and his PhD in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. After completing a Humboldt Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim an der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Geoff began his first academic appointment in 1985 in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne.

In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Professor Crisp developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. Professor Crisp was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001 to oversee the implementation of the university online system.

From 2002-2011, Professor Crisp was the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide and was the Dean, Learning and Teaching at RMIT University in Melbourne from 2012-2015.

In 2016 he moved to the University of New South Wales in Sydney as Pro Vice Chancellor (Education) where he has specific responsibility for academic policy, online provision, academic development and the learning environment.

Professor Crisp has received a number of prizes in his career, including the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009. Professor Crisp is a HERDSA Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the HEA.