Gundsambuu Sainbayar is an Assistant Professor of Critical Studies in Education for Transformation, at the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University. He is a team member of the Osaka University UNESCO Chair in Global Health and Education. Previously, he was a senior lecturer at the National University of Mongolia. He has been a board member of the Mongolian University English Teachers’ Association since 2015.
Sainbayar earned his bachelor’s degree in TESOL and translatology, and master’s degree in applied linguistics in Mongolia. He received his PhD in Human Sciences from the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University. He was a recipient of U.S Department of State-funded scholarship programs: Access Program at Oregon State University and Fulbright FLTA program at Indiana University Bloomington.
Sainbayar’s research interests include international and comparative higher education, English medium instruction, internationalization of higher education, global health and education, and translation studies. He has published several academic papers in international peer-reviewed journals and coauthored two chapters of books published by Elsevier and Springer. He is currently working on a research project on translation studies with the team at the National University of Mongolia. He is a reviewer of the IAFOR Journal of Education | Studies in Education and SAGE Journal of Education.
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Gender and Education
- UNESCO Chair in Global Health and Education lecture series
- Critical Studies in Education for Transformation Master’s Research Seminar
- Critical Studies in Education for Transformation Doctoral Research Seminar
Contribution to Society
Previously, Sainbayar was involved in a long-term project in Mongolia to provide economically disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn English language skills and enhance leadership. He is active in participating in volunteer activities, such as teaching the English language to youth and conducting workshops for secondary and university teachers in gaining new ideas in teaching methodology, education technology, and writing a research paper. In his spare time, Sainbayar loves to do hiking and cycling.