Professor Stuart Perrin was appointed Associate Principal of XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in August 2019. He is responsible for developing the XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang), which is part of a new and unique campus that XJTLU is developing in Taicang. In addition to developing seven new industry-themed schools, Stuart is also exploring the university’s unique Syntegrative Education model within the new campus.
Professor Stuart Perrin was appointed the first Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) in mainland China.
Before taking up the role as Associate Principal, Stuart was the inaugural Dean for International Affairs at XJTLU, with responsibility for leading the internationalization agenda at the university, including issues relating to the appointment and development of international faculty.
Prior to his appointment as Dean for International Affairs, he was Dean for Learning and Teaching for four years, combining the role with that of Director of the Language Centre. In the role of Director of the Language Centre, Stuart was responsible for overseeing English, Chinese and Spanish language modules across all years, and developing writing support initiatives in the university.
Before being appointed to Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Stuart worked at a number of HEI’s within London, as well as at a number of private educational providers in the UK. Stuart is an active researcher, looking at the relationship between language and identity in EMIs, language policy, English as a Lingua Franca, academic literacies and processes of academic socialization, as well as issues of writing interpreting.