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Yuzhuo Cai (PhD in Administrative Sciences) is a Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Higher Education Group (HEG), Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland. He has been with HEG for 20 years and was the Acting Professor of the unit from August 2013 to July 2014. He is the Director of the Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre, a network organisation involving over 20 Chinese and Finnish universities, and the Deputy Director of the Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation (TRANSIT), an interdisciplinary research centre spanning three faculties at Tampere University. He is also in the coordination group of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Research Tampere Network and the coordination group of Think Tank for China, SGroup Universities in Europe. He is Editor-in-Chief of Triple Helix, Co-Editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education and Associate Editor of the Journal of the Knowledge Economy. His teaching and research interests are in higher education research and innovation studies, focusing on interactions between higher education and society, including an international dimension. 

He is currently supervising 7 PhD students and is a responsible teacher for the following courses in two MA degree programmes at Tampere University:

• Research on Public Management and Organizations (5 ECTs)

• Organisation Theories in Higher Education and Innovation (5 ECTS) 

• Research Method II (Qualitative and Mixed Methods) (5 ECTS)

He has around 150 academic publications, including those in esteemed journals such as Higher Education (JUFO 3), Studies in Higher Education (JUFO 3), Technovation (JUFO 3), Minerva (JUFO 3), Review of Higher Education (JUFO 2), International Journal of Management Reviews (JUFO 2), Journal of Studies in International Education (JUFO 2), European Planning Studies (JUFO 2), Science and Public Policy (JFUO 2) and Scientometrics (JUFO 2). JUFO is a rating and classification system to support the quality assessment of research output in Finland (JUFO 3: Top journals; JUFO 2: Leading journals). His noteworthy contributions have accumulated over 3,000 citations and garnered extensive recognition within the academic community.

He has a multidisciplinary education background. He holds a PhD degree in Administrative Science from Tampere University (Finland) and two master’s degrees, respectively, in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oslo (Norway) and in Psychology from Hebei Normal University (China). He received his Bachler degree in computer science.