Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh
Kenneth King was the Director of the Centre of African Studies and Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Edinburgh till September 2005. He is now Emeritus Professor in the School of Education and also School of Social and Political Studies. His research interests have focused on the politics and history of international education, skills development in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy, and aid policy. Currently he is researching China's higher education cooperation with Africa, as well as the Post-2015 Education and Training agenda. For over 25 years he has been editor of the aid and international education policy bulletin, called NORRAG News (freely available at www.norrag.org). The Fundamental in Educational Planning, No 94, on Planning Technical and Vocational Skills Development (jointly with Robert Palmer) was published by IIEP, UNESCO in September 2010. In 2013, he published China's Aid and Soft Power in Africa: the Case of Education and Training (James Currey).