Twitter: bc_inhea

Home » About


Damtew Teferra

Founding Director
Prof. Damtew Teferra

Welcome to the International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA),one of the leading global resource hubs on African higher education. Established in 2003, at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, before moving to the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa in 2013, the Network is committed to the advancement of higher education in the continent.

The Network has been serving the community of scholars, experts, practitioners, policy makers, funders, development workers, graduate students, and others engaged in research, teaching, learning, and policy advocacy on African higher education. We trust that this resource plays an important role in articulating, organizing and promoting discourses and narratives shaping the sector.

The Network is hosted at The University of Kwazulu-Natal and closely affiliated with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education. The Network is led by its founding director, Professor Damtew Teferra. Numerous initiatives of the Network are supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

International Advisory Board Members

Click Here For A List Of Associates

Berhanu Abegaz Berhanu Abegaz Immediate Past Executive Director, African Academy of Sciences, KENYA Deirdre Lennan Deirdre Lennan European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, BELGIUM
Philip Altbach Philip G. Altbach Founding Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA Joyce Moock Associate Vice President (former), Rockefeller Foundation, USA and Secretary to the African Economic Research Consortium Board
Ahmed Bawa Ahmed Bawa CEO, University South Africa and Former Vice Chancellor, Durban University of Technology, SOUTH AFRICA Alexandre Lyambabaje Alexandre Lyambabaje Executive Secretary, Inter-University Council for Eastern Africa, IUCEA, UGANDA
Ronald Biasaso Ronald Bisaso Dean, ‎East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, UGANDA Jeanette da Silva Jeanette da Silva Senior Adviser, Section for Research, Innovation and Higher Education, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), NORWAY
David Bloom David Bloom Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, USA Is-haq Oloyede Is-haq Oloyede The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation board (JAMB) and Former Executive Secretary, Association of West African Universities, NIGERIA
Helmut Blumbach Helmut Blumbach Regional Director, DAAD, KENYA Moses Osiru Moses Osiru Deputy Executive Secretary, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, RUFORUM, UGANDA
Dr. Roberta M. Bassett Roberta M. Bassett The World Bank, UNITED STATES Prof. Belay Kassa Belay Kassa Interim Vice Rector, Pan African University, Africa Union Commission, ETHIOPIA/CAMEROON
Oley Dibba-Wadda Ahmed El-Gohary President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, EGYPT Ebrima Sall Ebrima Sall Immediate Past Executive Secretary, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, SENEGAL
Etinne Ehouan Ehile Etienne Ehouan Ehile Executive Secretary, Association of African Universities, AAU, GHANA Renuka Vithal Renuka Vithal Former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, University of Kwazulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA
Seppo Holtta Professor of Higher Education Management and Finance, University of Tampere, FINLAND Bahru Zewde Bahru Zewde Vice President, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and Professor Emeritus of History, Addis Ababa University, ETHIOPIA