Kenneth King was Director of the Centre of African Studies and Professor of International and Comparative Education at Edinburgh University for many years. He is now Emeritus Professor in its Schools of Education and of Social and Political Studies. His research has focused on the politics and history of international education, aid policy, and skills development. He has edited NORRAG News for 30 years. Since 2006, he has analysed China’s educational aid to Africa, and published China’s Aid and Soft Power in Africa (2013). Recently he began research on India’s development cooperation with Africa, with attention to human resource development.