Yuto Kitamura


Yuto Kitamura is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo. He received his PhD in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He worked as Assistant Education Specialist in the Education Sector of UNESCO in Paris and taught as Associate Professor at Nagoya and Sophia Universities, both in Japan. Yuto Kitamura was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University and Visiting Professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He is currently Special Advisor to the Rector at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. He is also an Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan (i.e., National Academy) and the Member of the Board of Education of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

He is specialised in comparative education and has been conducting research extensively on the education policies of developing countries, particularly in Southeast Asia. Some of his research themes are: the internationalisation of higher education in Asia; higher education reforms and the academic profession in Cambodia; and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Asia. His recent publications include: The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia: Cases of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (co-editor, Springer, 2009), Emerging International Dimensions of East Asian Higher Education (co-editor, Springer, 2014) and The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia (co-editor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

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