School personnel information




cultural and social anthropology

Mail Address

Mail Address



Organization 【 display / non-display

  • 2003.08.01 - 2005.09.30, Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Associate Professor

  • 2005.10.01 - 2007.03.31, International Affairs Board, Associate Professor

  • 2007.04.01 - 2008.03.31, International Affairs Board, Associate Professor

  • 2008.04.01 - 2011.03.31, Office for International Planning and Programs, Associate Professor

  • 2011.04.01 - 2012.03.31, Office for International Planning and Programs, Professor

  • 2012.04.01 - 2013.03.31, Department of International Affairs, Professor

  • 2013.04.01 - 2016.03.31, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Professor

  • 2016.04.01 - , Center for Global Initiatives, Professor

  • 2005.10.01 - , Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences

  • 2009.04.01 - 2016.03.31, Global Collaboration Center

  • 2011.04.01 - 2018.07.31, Osaka University, Interdisciplinary Program for Biomedical Sciences, Institute for Academic Initiatives

Education 【 display / non-display

Kobe University Faculty of Education  Graduated B.A. 1984.03
Tokyo Metropolitan University Graduate School, Division of Social Sciences  Completed M.A. 1988.03
Tokyo Metropolitan University Graduate School, Division of Social Sciences  1997.03
Osaka University Graduate School, Division of Human Science  PhD (Human Sciences) 2012.08

Employment Record 【 display / non-display

Special Assistant, Embassy of Japan to Malaysia 1987.10 - 1989.10
Asst Public Affiars Officer, NGO Section, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) New York 1991.03 - 1993.03
International Coordinator, Kiko Forum (The Citizen's Forum for Preventing Climate Change and global Warming) 1997.10 - 1998.04
Consultant, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Office for Japan 2001.08 - 2003.03
Assistant Professor, School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 2003.08 - 2005.09

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • Socio-cultural anthropology; the globalization and
    internationalization of higher education; the mobility of students and scholars; science and education
    policy; power and the constructions of knowledge.

    Cultural anthropology and folklore-related

Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • The Comparative and International Education Society

  • American Anthropological Association

  • The International Sociological Association

  • Japanese Association of Higher Education Research


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Between Local Distinction and Global Reputation: University Rankings and Changing Employment in Japan , Ishikawa, Mayumi,Seminar at the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia , 2019.09, Conference Report / Oral Presentation

  • Minority student mobility and bottom-up regionalism in East Asia: Through a study of ethnic Korean-Chinese with Asian university degrees , Ishikawa, Mayumi, Li Ming,The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (IACS 11), Leiden University, 2019.07, International Conference(Non Proceeding)

  • International Student Mobility and Bottom-up Regionalism in East Asia: A case study of minority ethnic Korean-Chinese students , Mayumi Ishikawa, Ming Li,"Study Abroad and Transnational Mobility: Policy and Practice" Coference, 2019.06, International Conference(Proceedings)

  • Credential Evaluation of Chinese Applicants to Japanese Research Universities: Towards acceptance of highly qualified international students, Ming Li, Mayumi Ishikawa, Liyou Han, Osaka University Higher Education Studies ,(7) 31-39, 2019.03, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Study Abroad and Mobility of Korean Chinese: Considering student mobility within East Asia, Ming Li, Mayumi Ishikawa, Journal of Multicultural Education and Student Exchange ,(23) 19-28, 2019.03, Papers(In Japanese)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Special, World University Rankings and the Hegemonic Restructuring of Knowledge, Ishikawa, Mayumi ed., Kyoto University Press, ISBN, 9784814000012, 2016.03

  • Special, The Age of STEM: Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Routledge Research in Education), Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson, Russell Tytler (eds.), Routledge, ISBN, 978-1138785953, 2014.10

  • Special, Chapter 6 "University Rankings, Global Models, and Emerging Hegemony: Critical Analysis from Japan" in Universities and the Public Sphere: Knowledge Creation and State Building in the Era of Globalization., Ishikawa, M. in Pusser, B., Kempner, K., Marginson, S., & Ordorika, I. (Eds.), New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis., ISBN, 978-0415878470, 2012.01

  • Special, "Redefining Internationalization in Higher Education: Global 30 and the Making of Global Universities in Japan" in Reimagining Japanese Educational Change: Borders, Risk, and Values in an Era of Globalization, Ishikawa, M. inWillis, D. B & Rappleye, J. eds., T. Kariya, M. H. Roesgaards, R. Tsuneyoshi, R. Aspinall, C. Bjork, A. Miller, M. Sato and K. Takayama, Oxford, UK: Symposium Books, ISBN, 9781873927519, 2011.03

  • Special, Fatherless Children: Marriage and Single Mothers in the Kalimantan/Sarawak Borderland " (in Japanese), M. Komoto, S. Maruyama and K. Yamauchi eds. Fatherhood: Reexamining the Concept of Family, Waseda University Press, Tokyo, Japan, 2003., 2003.01


Lecture / Exhibition 【 display / non-display

  • The 21sth University Forum of Kansai, The Year 2018 Problem: Strategies to become "universities of choice", 2018.06

  • Public lecture held ICW The Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable "Global University Rankings: A High Stakes Game or Useful Tool?", The Impact of World University Rankings on Higher Education in Japan, 2017.05

  • Seminar on Research Career Planning, the 15th Annual Meeting of the Protein Science Society of Japan , Global Career Strategies for Young Researchers , 2015.06

Conference management 【 display / non-display

  • International Conference, Academic Initiatives Forum "Global University Rankings and Excellence Indicators Reexamined: Realities, Challenges and Prospects", Chair, 2015.02