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About Professor Hamish Coates

HAMISH COATES ( is a Tenured Professor at Tsinghua University’s Institute of Education and also Deputy Director of its Centre for the Assessment of College and Student Development. He was Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne, Founding Director of Higher Education Research at the Australian Council for Educational Research, and Program Director at the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Leadership and Management. He concentrates on improving the quality and productivity of higher education.


Present PhD, MEd, BSc, BA(Hons), MAP, University of Melbourne
Present Professor of Higher Education, Tsinghua University ‐ Institute of Education

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Assessment and evaluation, Tertiary education policy, Student engagement, Leadership and academic work, Quality assurance, and Learning outcomes

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Books (5)

Contributions to Books (12)

Articles (57)