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Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • International education and higher education policy and management
  • Transnational education
  • Quality assurance
  • International comparative education
  • Teaching quality and standards

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Fion Lim

Dr Fion Lim is well-recognised in the international education industry for her experience in transnational education. This recognition is carried across to her role at VU where she has a leading role in quality assurance in the University’s third-party arrangements, research, and active public engagement.

Fion’s experience in transnational education spans different aspects of the industry. Her experience in this area ranges from managing commercial profitability and stakeholder engagement, to curriculum development, teaching, research and managing the academic quality and delivery of transnational delivery. She also has experience in developing and managing higher education programs in Singapore and Australia.

Accomplishments & achievements

  • She is a member of the International Committee of Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
  • She has been the Deputy Convenor of IEAA Transnational Education Networking Group (two terms).
  • Fion contributes actively to committees within institutions she worked for. She is currently a member of the VU Academic Board, and Learning & Teaching Quality Committee.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Deakin University, 2012
  • MCom, Curtin University, 2000
  • BBA (Hons), National University of Singapore, 1994

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Lim, C., Crosling, G., De, Silva., & Cheng, M. W. (190101). Chapter 14 Transnational education and employability: lessons from a case study of an Australian degree in Malaysia. In Coelan, R. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 176-186). Milton: Routledge.

Year Citation
2017 Lim, C. (171028). Measuring employability in TNE: the known, the unknown and the challenge to know. International Education Association of Australia.
2015 Lim, C. (150101). To market, to market: But where to from here? Re-examining the TNE potential for Australia Paper presented at Australian International Education Conference 2015. Deakin, Australian Capital Territory: IDP Education Australia.
2011 Lim, & Devlin, M. (110101). Professional accreditation in transnational quality assurance: A potential approach to a challenging issue Paper presented at Proceedings of the Australian Universities Quality Forum 2011 : AuQF2011: Demonstrating Quality. Melbourne: Australian Universities Quality Agency.

Year Citation
2017 Bentley, D., Henderson, F., & Lim, C. B. (171001). The legislative requirements for measuring quality in transnational education: Understanding divergence while maintaining standards. Higher Education Quarterly, 71(4), (338-351).

doi: 10.1111/hequ.12131

2017 Lim, F. CB., & Shah, M. (170410). An examination on the growth and sustainability of Australian transnational education. International Journal of Educational Management, 31(3), (254-264).

doi: 10.1108/ijem-02-2016-0024

2016 Lim, C. (160902). Transnational education in Chinese secondary school. International Higher Education, 87(Fall), (12-14).
2016 Lim, C. B., Bentley, D., Henderson, F., Pan, S. Y., Balakrishnan, V. D., M., Balasingam., & Teh, Y. Y. (160101). Equivalent or not?: Beyond measuring teaching and learning standards in a transnational education environment. Quality Assurance in Education, 24(4), (528-540).

doi: 10.1108/QAE-01-2016-0001

2010 Lim, F. CB. (101101). Do Too Many Rights Make a Wrong? A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of a Sample of Malaysian and Singapore Private Higher Education Providers in Transnational Quality Assurance. Quality in Higher Education, 16(3), (211-222).

doi: 10.1080/13538322.2010.506700

2009 Choon, Boey. (090130). Education hub at a crossroads. Quality Assurance in Education, 17(1), (79-94).

doi: 10.1108/09684880910929944

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Victoria University

    VU Research Grant for New Staff (AUD $5000)

  • Deakin University

    Higher Education Research Group Grant (AUD $5000)

  • University of Melbourne

    The Melbourne Graduate School of Education Publication Grant (AUD $2000)

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Member of International Committee
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Dec 2016 - Dec 2018
National Deputy Convener (Transnational Education Network Group)
International Education Association of Australia
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Member of International Committee
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Dec 2016 - Dec 2018
National Deputy Convener (Transnational Education Network Group)
International Education Association of Australia

Awards

Year Award
2012

Outstanding Postgraduate Thesis on a topic related to International Education - International Education Association of Australia

Professional memberships

  • Member, International Education Association of Australia

Media appearances

05th September 2017

Sino-foreign schools collaboration reaches turning point

Featured in the IEAA Blog

16th February 2017

New entry barriers in Asia

Journal cited in the newspapers The Australian, Higher Education section.

01st August 2015

Designing the original curriculum for your joint program in China

Featured in the Journal of China Higher Ed.